Posted September 26, 2013

Pennant race standings and projected playoff matchups: September 26

If the season ended today, Pennant Race Standings, Pennant races

Standings updated through all the games of Wednesday, Sept. 25.

NOTE: For the remainder of the regular season, The Strike Zone will have a daily post updating the standings relevant to the postseason races. The positive numbers under Games Behind for the wild-card leaders indicate their lead over the third-place team in the race, or how far they are from being knocked out of a playoff spot. The Elimination Number (E#) column indicates the total number of the given team’s losses and leading team’s wins needed to eliminate that team from the race (essentially the reverse of a magic number). The magic number of the leading team is the elimination number of the second-place team. Postseason Odds are from ClayDavenport.com and will be updated in the mornings only.

d = clinched division title
p = clinched playoff berth
w = clinched wild card

AL East
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Red Sox 96-63 .604 - - 100.0
AL Central
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Tigers 93-66 .585 - - 100.0
Indians 88-70 .557 4.5 E -
AL West
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Athletics 94-65 .591 - - 100.0
AL Wild-Card
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rays 89-69 .563 +2.0 - 93.3
Indians 88-70 .557 - - 75.8
Rangers 87-71 .551 1.0 4 30.9
Royals 83-75 .525 5.0 E -
Yankees 82-76 .519 6.0 E -
AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Red Sox 96-63 .604 - - n/a
Athletics 94-65 .591 2.0 2 n/a
Tigers 93-66 .585 3.0 1 n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Rays would host the Indians in the Wild Card Game on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
  • The Wild Card Game winner would face the Red Sox in the Division Series.
  • The A’s would have homefield advantage against the Tigers in the other Division Series.
NL East
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Braves 93-65 .589 - - 100.0
NL Central
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Cardinals 94-65 .591 - - 99.8
p-Pirates 91-68 .572 3.0 1 0.2
w-Reds 90-69 .566 4.0 E -
NL West
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Dodgers 91-67 .576 - - 100.0
NL Wild-Card
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Pirates 91-68 .572 - - 99.8
w-Reds 90-69 .566 1.0 - 100.0
NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Cardinals 94-65 .591 - - n/a
Braves 93-65 .589 0.5 4 n/a
Dodgers 91-67 .576 2.5 2 n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Pirates would host the Reds in the Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
  • The Wild Card Game winner would face the Cardinals in the Division Series.
  • The Braves would have homefield advantage against the Dodgers in the other Division Series.
3 comments
ToddBennett
ToddBennett

So if you are the Cardinals is homefield a big advantage if you have to play one of the Pirates and Reds vs. the cooled off and rather thin Dodgers?  I personally think the Reds have more talent than either LA or ATL.  Just a thought.

John309
John309

@ToddBennett  

You're right. Dodgers suck. 

 Starting rotation sucks. Kershaw, Greinke, Ryu, Nolasco (if anybody gets by the first three, then back to Kershaw if necessary)

Lineup sucks too. Puig, Crawford, Ramirez, Gonzalez, Kemp, Uribe, Ellis and Ellis. Only three MVP-caliber players in the starting lineup.

 Bullpen is terrible as well. Especially Wilson and Jansen. 


MikeKing
MikeKing

@ToddBennett I would rather play the Reds or Pirates than the Dodgers first round.  One is the number one pitcher for both teams will only get 1 start as opposed to having to face Kershaw twice in a 5 game series.  It is not meant to be insulting to the Reds, but Kershaw is that good.