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Around the Pennant Chase: September 20 Edition

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News and notes from the playoff chase:

The Wild Card race looks like this right now:


W L GB Last 10 Streak Wild Card E #
Braves
87 67 -- 3-7 L2
--
Cardinals 84 69 2.5 8-2 W2
7
Giants 83 70 3.5
8-2 W8 6
Dodgers 76
76 10.0 6-4 W3
Done


Note:
If the Brewers were not leading the Central, they would have a three (3) game lead on the Braves for the Wild Card spot. 

And here are the playoff participants, if the season ended today:


W L GB Last 10 Streak
Phillies (East) 98 53 --
4-6 L2
Brewers (Central) 90 64 9.0 5-5 L1
D-backs (West)
89 65 10.0 6-4 W2
Braves (Wild Card)
87 67 12.0
3-7 L2

 

On tap for today:

  • Philadelphia vs. Washington in a doubleheader: Kendrick (8-6, 3.22) vs Detwiler (2-5, 3.76) (Game One); Lee (16-7, 2.38) vs. Milone (1-0, 4.60) (Game Two).
  • Milwaukee @ Chicago: Marcum (12-7, 3.40) vs. Wells (7-4, 4.93)
  • Arizona vs. Pittsburgh: Hudson (16-10, 3.39) vs. Morton (9-10, 3.81)
  • Atlanta @ Florida: Delgado (0-1, 3.24) vs. Sanchez (8-8, 3.62)
  • St. Louis vs. New York: Jackson (12-9, 3.71) vs. Pelfrey (7-12, 4.48)
  • San Francisco @ Los Angeles: Lincecum (13-12, 2.59) vs. Kershaw (19-5, 2.30)