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Around the Pennant Chase: September 23 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
88 68 -- 4-6 L1
--
Cardinals 86 70 2.0 7-3 L1
5
Giants 84 72 4.0
8-2 L1 3
Dodgers 78
77 9.5 6-4 W1
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 Magic #
Phillies (East) 98 58 --
3-7 L6 --
Brewers (Central) 91 65 7.0 6-4 L1 2
D-backs (West)
90 66 8.0 5-5 W1
1
Braves (Wild Card)
88 68 10.0
4-6 L1 5

 

On tap for today:

  • Philadelphia @ New York: Hamels (14-9, 2.80) vs. Dickey (8-13, 3.35)
  • Milwaukee vs. Florida: Gallardo (17-10, 3.60) vs. Volstad (5-12, 5.13)
  • Arizona vs. San Francisco: Saunders (12-12, 3.66) vs. Cain (12-10, 2.86)
  • Atlanta @ Washington: Hudson (15-10, 3.19) vs. Strasburg (0-0, 1.29)
  • St. Louis vs. Chicago: Carpenter (10-9, 3.66) vs. Dempster (10-13, 4.63)