American League Wild Card Update, 9/08/16

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THE 2016 AMERICAN LEAGUE WILD CARD RACE

THROUGH ALL GAMES OF WEDNESDAY, 9/07/2016:

WILD CARD TEAMS W L PCT. WC#1 WC#2 L10 GL
TORONTO BLUE JAYS 77 62 .554 LEADS  + 1.0 4-6 23
BALTIMORE ORIOLES 76 63 .547  – 1.0 LEADS 5-5 23
DETROIT TIGERS 75 64 .540  – 2.0 – 1.0 6-4 23
HOUSTON ASTROS 74 65 .532  – 3.0 – 2.0 6-4 23
NEW YORK YANKEES 73 65 .529  – 3.5 – 2.5 6-4 24
KANSAS CITY ROYALS 72 67 .518  – 5.0 – 4.0 5-5 23
SEATTLE MARINERS 71 68 .511  – 6.0 – 5.0 3-7 23

GL above = Games Left to Play

One Week Summary

Since our first AL WC Report of a week ago, September 1, 2016, the Red Sox have replaced the Blue Jays as leaders in the AL East, leaving Toronto, now in the WC#1 spot, a game behind the Red Sox for their division lead – and a game up on the Orioles, who now hold the WC#2 position by a game over Detroit. With the news that starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has been shut down because of an injury, the Astros hopes are looking even tougher. Houston has slipped to 2.0 games back of the WC#2 spot – and 3 games in arrears for the WC#1 place with the head-to-head competition still loaded against them for another week of games against division leaders – including the nemesis power of the Texas Rangers one last time – not to mention the fact that time and the season are running out of games to play as our local “good guys” strive to survive the “good teams gauntlet” that makes it even harder to rise above all odds against them making the Playoffs.

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Bill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle

Houston, Texas

 

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