AL Wild Card Update, Thru Wed., 09/21/2016

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THE 2016 AMERICAN LEAGUE WILD CARD RACE

THROUGH ALL GAMES OF Wednesday, 9/21/2016:

TEAMS W L PCT. GBWC1 GBWC2 GL
BLUE JAYS 83 69 .546 LEADS + 1.0 10
ORIOLES 82 70 .539 – 1.0 LEADS 10
TIGERS 80 70 .533 – 2.0 – 1.0 12
ASTROS 81 71 .533 – 2.0 – 1.0 10
MARINERS 80 72 .526 – 3.0 – 2.0 10
YANKEES 79 72 .523 – 3.5 – 2.5 11
ROYALS 77 75 .507 – 6.0 – 5.0 10

GL above = Games Left to Play

And Down the Stretch Comes the dust storm! … Jays and O’s holding onto win and place, but losing ground …. Tigers holding at 3rd, but also losing pace on a wet spot …. as Astros burst through a hole on the rail to pull nose-to-nose with the Ausmus jockey horse …. M’s and Yanks find the same rail seam to also close the gap on the two big leaders at the 5 and 6 spots …. as the champion Royals slip further out of serious chances at the 7 hole.

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Bill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle

Houston, Texas

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3 Responses to “AL Wild Card Update, Thru Wed., 09/21/2016”

  1. bobcopus Says:

    I am sure all Astros fans are Red Sox fans today and the last 3 days 🙂

  2. gregclucas Says:

    Great to still be alive, but I sure wish this was for more than a “play-in” game and at least a best of three or best of five real series spot.

  3. Tom Hunter Says:

    Bill: Your “Down the stretch they come!” theme reminds me of the George Jones song, The Race Is On:

    “Now the race is on and here comes pride up the backstretch
    Heartaches are going to the inside
    My tears are holding back
    They’re trying not to fall
    My heart’s out of the running
    True love’s scratched for another’s sake
    The race is on and it looks like heartaches
    And the winner loses all.”

    Here’s hoping the ‘Stros can gallop in at the finish line.

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