AL Wild Card Update, Thru Saturday, 09/24/2016

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THE 2016 AMERICAN LEAGUE WILD CARD RACE

THROUGH ALL GAMES OF Friday, 9/23/2016:

TEAMS W L PCT. GBWC1 GBWC2 GL
BLUE JAYS 85 69 .552 LEADS + 1.5    8
ORIOLES 84 71 .542 – 1.5 LEADS    7
TIGERS 83 71 .539 – 2.0 – 0.5    8
MARINERS *
81 73 .526 – 4.0 – 2.5    8
ASTROS *
81 74 .523 – 4.5 – 3.0    7
YANKEES *
79 75 .513 – 6.0 – 4.5    8
ROYALS *
78 77 .503 – 7.5 – 6.0    7

GL above = Games Left to Play

* Red Lettering = Slim Chances & Close to Elimination

“…. Rumbling down the stretch …. the finish line is now in sight. …. It bounces side to side and up and down in the eyes of the salivating-hungry lead horses …. as better than half the field now begins to cascade back to the slim-to-none section of baseball’s Star ship Hope! …. The 7-spot Royals pick up a small gain on the # 6 Yanks …. as NY and the #4 Mariners and #5 Astros fall back from near fatal chance losses … the Jays hold tight to the WC #1 prize as the O’s halt the AL East-leading Red Sox to regain the WC #2 spot from the Tigers …. whose loss to the Royals halts a 5-game winning streak surge into prime time contention. …. It ain’t over til it’s over, but it sure is looking bleak for every club, but the current win-place-show ticket of Toronto, Baltimore and Detroit! ….”

PS: Pay no attention to the WC standings in the Sunday, 9/24/16, Houston Chronicle. Their published results did not include the Astros late time loss to the Angels that missed the paper’s print deadline. That extra Astros loss is the stinger that created the half game separation in their current relative standings to each other.

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Bill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle

Houston, Texas

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2 Responses to “AL Wild Card Update, Thru Saturday, 09/24/2016”

  1. gregclucas Says:

    Wait till next year.

  2. Wayne Chandler Says:

    Where were Dotel;, Lidge and Wagner when we needed them?

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