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  • AL playoff race 2022

    All spots clinched, order of wild-card teams still up for grabs (Chicago and Minnesota both eliminated on 9/28, Baltimore eliminated on 9/30).

    New York - clinched AL East and first-round bye
    97-61 (57-24 home, 40-37 road)
    11-8 vs. Toronto
    11-8 vs. Tampa Bay
    5-1 vs. Cleveland
    2-5 vs. Houston
    2-4 vs. Seattle

    Remaining games vs. non-contenders/NL teams - O3-5 at Texas [DH on O4]

    Toronto - clinched wild-card spot, MN 2 to clinch 4 seed
    90-69 (47-34 home, 43-35 road)
    8-11 vs. New York
    9-10 vs. Tampa Bay
    2-5 vs. Cleveland
    4-2 vs. Houston
    2-5 vs. Seattle

    Remaining games vs. non-contenders/NL teams - O3-5 at Baltimore

    Tampa Bay - clinched wild-card spot, MN 7 to clinch 4 seed
    86-73 (51-30 home, 35-43 road)
    8-11 vs. New York
    10-9 vs. Toronto
    2-4 vs. Cleveland
    1-5 vs. Houston
    5-2 vs. Seattle

    Remaining games vs. non-contenders/NL teams - O3-5 at Boston​

    Cleveland - clinched AL Central
    90-69 (44-34 home, 46-35 road)
    1-5 vs. New York
    5-2 vs. Toronto
    3-2 vs. Tampa Bay
    3-4 vs. Houston
    1-6 vs. Seattle

    Remaining games vs. non-contenders/NL teams - O3-5 Kansas City

    Houston - clinched AL West, first-round bye, and home field throughout AL playoffs
    104-55 (53-25 home, 51-30 road)
    5-2 vs. New York
    2-4 vs. Toronto
    5-1 vs. Tampa Bay
    4-3 vs. Cleveland
    12-7 vs. Seattle

    Remaining games vs. non-contenders/NL teams - O3-5 Philadelphia

    Seattle - clinched wild-card spot, MN 6 to clinch 4 seed
    87-71 (43-34 home, 44-37 road)
    4-2 vs. New York
    5-2 vs. Toronto
    2-5 vs. Tampa Bay
    6-1 vs. Cleveland
    7-12 vs. Houston

    Remaining games vs. non-contenders/NL teams - O3-5 Detroit [DH on O4]
    Last edited by Zakath; Today, 08:06 PM.
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  • #2
    If Judge were not playing for the Yankees, George Steinbrenner would leap out of his grave and start taking prisoners. Judge is carrying the team like no other player in recent memory. He is 90% of their offense.

    If they don't sign him in the offseason, Yankee fans will burn down Yankee Stadium.

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    • #3
      9/6 update: Twins and Yankees rained out, will be part of a true DH tomorrow. Rays pound the Red Sox, while the Orioles outlast the Jays. Guardians take their second in a row in KC, while the Sox whiff their way to a shutout loss in Seattle. Texas takes advantage of 3 Astro errors to down Houston.
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      If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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      • #4
        If anyone wants to check out the Riot standings which claim to be more accurate than true basic MN based on head to head competition and other factors: RIOT -- Real Magic Number
        Riding Shotgun on the Sox Bandwagon since before there was an Internet...



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        • #5
          9/7 update: Yankees sweep doubleheader from the Twins, because beyond death and taxes, Minnesota losing to the Bronx Bombers is one of the few certainties in life. Tampa uses a platoon of pitchers to shut out the Red Sox, while Toronto leaves Baltimore with a series win after eight strong innings from Alex Manoah. Cleveland gets walked off by KC, after Clase comes in to close the game out and blows the save. White Sox overcome having the first seven batters whiff against Luis Castillo to take the series win in Seattle (who now has no games left with any of the other AL playoff contenders), while Houston needs extras and a wild pitch to down Texas.

          Most contenders are travelling today, but the Twins and Yankees finish their series in the Bronx, while the White Sox start a four-game series in Oakland.
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          If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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          • #6
            9/8 mini-update: Yankees actually find a way to lose to the Twins, who now head home for a huge series with the Guardians. Meanwhile the Sox clubbed Oakland in the series opener.
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            I wasn't in the last can. I was in the first can. You started at the wrong end. - Tosh

            If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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            • #7
              9/9 update: Everyone in the East picks up a game on the slumping Yankees, as Tampa goes into the Bronx and takes the opener, while the Orioles come back with 3 in the sixth to knock off Boston and Toronto takes advantage of Tapia's speed to break a tie in the top of the ninth and edge Texas. Cleveland holds off a late Twins rally to take the first in Minnesota, while the Sox, dead for 8 innings, mount a furious rally in the ninth to knock off Oakland. Houston comes back on the Angels, while Seattle drops the opener to the now-first place Braves.
              I want my $2

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              If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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              • #8
                9/10 update: Yankees decided to beat up their former starter, chasing Cory Kluber before the first inning was over in a rout of the second-place Rays. Toronto wins its third in a row, lighting up Ranger pitching for 11 runs in the first four innings, while the Orioles got demolished by Boston. Cleveland takes the second of three in Minneapolis, getting out to big enough leads and holding them long enough that the Twins can't come back. Sox pound the A's with a 20-hit barrage to stay within 1.5 games of the Guardians. Ohtani shuts down the Astros, while the Mariners get a much-needed win over the Braves.
                I want my $2

                I wasn't in the last can. I was in the first can. You started at the wrong end. - Tosh

                If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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                • #9
                  9/11 update: Something must have gotten into the Yankees, because the bats have woken up the past two days, as the Bronx Bombers plated 10 in the first two innings to take the series from the Rays. Toronto and Baltimore can't keep pace, as the Jays drop the finale in Texas while the Orioles were being shut out at home by the Red Sox. Cleveland completes its sweep in Minneapolis, while the Sox fall after a disastrous fifth inning in Oakland. Houston clobbers the Angels behind a 5-HR attack, while Seattle homers twice off of Kenley Jensen in the ninth to beat the Braves, who had erased a 6-1 Mariner lead with 1 in the eighth and 5 in the ninth.
                  I want my $2

                  I wasn't in the last can. I was in the first can. You started at the wrong end. - Tosh

                  If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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                  • #10
                    Guards with a 4-0 lead against the Angels, looks like they’re on a mission, might be hard to catch.
                    Now coming up to bat for the White Sox is the Mighty Mite, Nelson Fox.

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                    • #11
                      now 4-4 thanks to Trout.

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                      • #12
                        9/12 update: Toronto takes the first game in a key series with the Rays north of the border, as Bo Bichette hits a 2-run shot in the eighth to erase a 2-1 Rays lead. The win puts the Jays in second in the East and ties them with the idle Mariners for the top wild-card spot with 22 left to play for both (Seattle holding the all-important tiebreaker over their co-1977 entrant into MLB). Cleveland refuses to lose, even after once again racing out to a big lead and then holding on, this time letting the Angels tie them before plating the winning run in the 7th. Astros edge closer to the AL West title with a wire-to-wire shutout win over the Tigers in Detroit, scoring the first run before recording an out.
                        I want my $2

                        I wasn't in the last can. I was in the first can. You started at the wrong end. - Tosh

                        If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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                        • #13
                          9/13 update: The once-moribund Yankees pull off their third win in a row, this time in Fenway as Torres hits a bases-loaded double in the top of the 10th to break a 4-4 tie and plate 3, only to hold on for dear life as the Red Sox scored 2 in the bottom and left the game-tying run on 2nd as Devers struck out to end the game. They gain a half-game on the second-place Jays, who split a doubleheader with the visiting Rays, while Baltimore kept its slim hopes alive with a win in DC. Cleveland continues to be invincible, topping the Angels while both the White Sox and Twins win to keep pace with time running out. Houston wins another one in Detroit and gets help from the Padres, who shut out the Mariners in Seattle.
                          I want my $2

                          I wasn't in the last can. I was in the first can. You started at the wrong end. - Tosh

                          If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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                          • #14
                            Not that it matters, but coming off a weekend sweep in Minneapolis, the first-place Guardians have been greeted the past two nights by home crowds of 12,000 and 14,000 to face Trout, Ohtani and the Angels. That ballpark was sold out every night for several years running back in the 1990's. Seems to me that this Cleveland team would be an easy team to get behind. I wonder what the problem is?

                            2022 Sox Attendance Tracker: 8-6
                            All-time Sox Attendance Tracker: 308-259
                            Posts on old WSI: 7344

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Chez View Post
                              Not that it matters, but coming off a weekend sweep in Minneapolis, the first-place Guardians have been greeted the past two nights by home crowds of 12,000 and 14,000 to face Trout, Ohtani and the Angels. That ballpark was sold out every night for several years running back in the 1990's. Seems to me that this Cleveland team would be an easy team to get behind. I wonder what the problem is?
                              I have often wondered why good Cleveland teams can't draw at all when the 90s teams sold out every night.

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