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Around the NL Pennant Race: September 25 Edition

Carlos Gomez debuts his new batting stance.
Carlos Gomez debuts his new batting stance.

News and Notes:

The Phillies lost two games against the Mets yesterday by the scores of 2-1 and 6-3. That pushes Philadelphia's losing streak to eight games now.

Meanwhile, the Braves also lost to the Nationals 4-1. With this loss and the Cardinals win, Atlanta's wildcard lead is down to just two games.

The Diamondbacks crushed the Giants 15-2 to keep pace at one game back of the Brewers for the second seed in the playoffs.

The Wild Card race looks like this:


W L GB Last 10 Streak Wild Card E #
Braves
89 69 -- 5-5
L1
--
Cardinals 87 71 2.0 7-3 W1
3
Giants 84 74 5.0
6-4
L3 Done
Dodgers 79
78 9.5 7-3
L1

Done

And the Playoff Participants, if the season ended today:


W L GB Last 10 Streak Magic #
Phillies (East) 98 60 --
1-9 L8 --
Brewers (Central) 93 65 5.0 7-3 W2 --
D-backs (West)
92 66 6.0 6-4 W3
--
Braves (Wild Card)
89 69 9.0
5-5 L1 3

Today's Matchups:

The Braves and Mike Minor (5-2, 4.27) take on the Nationals and Ross Detwiler (3-5, 3.30).

The Phillies and Roy Halladay (18-6, 2.41) try to stop their skid against the Mets and Mike Pelfrey (7-12, 4.58).

The Diamondbacks and Josh Collmenter (9-10, 3.42) take on the Giants and Tim Lincecum (13-13, 2.59).