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« on: 28 Aug 2005 7:44:09 PM »
This episode of This Week in DMBO says goodbye to August, and hello to September.

starting in the AL...

AL East

TOR (3-3) 80 56 ---
BAL (5-2) 80 57 0.5
TBD (4-3) 66 72 15.0
NYY (4-3) 61 76 19.5
BOS (1-6) 50 86 30.0

the race in the AL east tightened up again this week, as Baltimore took 2 of 3 in Toronto and then swept the Red Sox to pull to within a half a game. Toronto dropped 2 of 3 to the Orioles, but bounced back to take 2 of 3 from Tampa Bay to end the week at 3-3.

In addition to taking 1 of 3 from Toronto, the DRays took 3 of 4 from the Red Sox. The Yankees took 3 of 4 from the Mariners before dropping 2 of 3 to the A's. the Red Sox had a rough week, dropping 3 of 4 to TB and getting swept by Baltimore. The Red Sox have officially been eliminated from playoff contention.

AL Central

MIN (3-3) 88 48 ---
CLE (3-3) 69 68 19.5
CHW (6-1) 67 69 21.0
KCR (5-2) 62 74 26.0
DET (1-6) 56 80 36.0

The Twins played .500 ball on the week, dropping 2 of 3 to the Royals before taking 2 of 3 from the Indians. the Indians took 2 of 3 from the Tigers in their other series for the week, and also ended the week at 3-3.

the White Sox were the hottest team in the division, going 6-1 against the Tigers and Rangers and pulling to within a game and a half of second place. the Royals continued to play well, going 5-2 against the Twins and Rangers despite having half their lineup on the DL. Detroit limed to a 1-6 week, winning their first game of the week before dropping the next 6 to the Indians and White Sox. the Tigers have been eliminated from the playoffs.

AL West

OAK (5-2) 92 44 ---
LAA (2-4) 64 72 28.0
TEX (2-5) 62 75 30.5
SEA (3-4) 56 80 36.0

It's offical - the A's win the AL West again. the A's took 1 from the Orioles and 2 of 3 from both the Angels and Yankees, and clinched yet naother AL West title.

the Angels dropped 2 of 3 to both the A's and Mariners. The Rangers took 1 of 3 from the White Sox and 1 of 4 from the Royals. The Mariners dropped 3 of 4 to the Yankees, but took 2 of 3 from the Angels to end the week.


AL Wildcard

BAL (5-2) 80 57 ---
CLE (3-3) 69 68 11.0

the race for the AL wildcard is all but over. with 4 weeks to play, the Indians find themselves 12 games back and fading..

AL PotW

Barry Bonds (LAA) had another one of his weeks: .524/.615/1.000 (1st/1st/1st), with 11 hits (6th), 10 RBI (3rd), 3 HR (3rd), and a league-leading 12.9 RC. honorable mention to Carlos Pena (BOS) whose .480/..581/.880 (5th/2nd/4th)  included a league-leading 3 triples.

AL Pitcher of the month


the AL Pitcher of the Month for August goes to a lefthanded starting pitcher for the Twins. And no, it's not Johan Santana. Mike Maroth went a perfetc 5-0 on the month, with an ERA of 1.27 - easily the best in the league. He threw 42.2 IP, and opposing hitters only managed a line of .178/.241/.263 off him (2nd/2nd/2nd).

AL Hitter of the month

Frank Thomas (CHW) showed that he's still got it, hitting .345/.444/.796 for the month (3rd/4th/1st), with 39 hits (2nd), 31 RS (1st), 31 RBI (2nd) and 13 HR (1st). Honorable mention to Chad Tracy (NYY).

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« Reply #1 on: 28 Aug 2005 8:10:37 PM »
On to the NL, where the playoff races are still hotly contested.

NL East
NYM (3-3) 71 65 ---
PHI (3-3) 68 69 3.5
WAS (2-5) 63 74 8.5
FLO (2-4) 62 74 9.0
ATL (4-3) 50 87 21.5

No movement atop the NL East, as the top 2 teams both went 3-3 for the week. the Phillies took 2 of 3 from the Mets to start the week, but the Mets then took 2 of 3 from the Marlins while the Phillies dropped 2 of 3 to the Nationals.

Washington took 2 of 3 from the PHillies, but not before being swept in a 4 game set by the Braves. the Marlins took 1 of 3 from both the Cardinals and Mets, while the Braves were swept in 3 by the Reds after sweeping the Nationals.

NL Central
STL (2-4) 91 46 ---
PIT (4-2) 81 56 10.0
HOU (4-2) 80 56 10.5
MIL (2-4) 78 59 13.0
CHN (3-3) 65 71 25.5
CIN (5-2) 61 76 30.0

the Cards took 2 of 3 from the Marlins to start the week, but finished the week on the losing end of a series sweep by the Astros. Pittsburgh went 4-2 on the week and held onto their slight edge in the wildcard by splitting 2 games with the Brewers, who went 2-4 on the week. the Brewers took the first game from the Pirates, but proceeded to lose their next 4 before ending the week with a win. The Astros dropped 2 of 3 to the reds to start the week, but ended on a high note by sweeping the Cards.

the cubs managed a 3-3 week against tough opposition, taking 2 of 3 from the Dodgers and 1 of 3 from the Pirates. But the Reds had the best week in the division, going 5-2, ending the week on a 5 game winning streak.

NL West
LAD (3-3) 90 46 ---
SFG (3-3) 65 70 24.5
SDP (6-1) 64 72 26.0
ARI (2-4) 61 77 30.0
COL (2-4) 45 91 45.0

It was a 3-3 week for the Dodgers against the Cubs and Rockies, lowering the Dodgers' magic number to 3. the Giants also went 3-3 on the week, against the Rockies and DBacks. The Padres had the best week in the NL, going 6-1 against the DBacks and Brewers.

the Dbacks dropped 3 to the Padres, but bounced back by taking 2 of 3 from the Giants. Colorado solidified it's claim to the #1 pick in the 2006 DMBO draft with a 2-4 week, taking 1 of 3 from both the Giants and Dodgers.

NL Wildcard
PIT (4-2) 81 56 ---
HOU (4-2) 80 56 0.5
MIL (2-4) 78 59 3.0

It's still a race fot the wildcard. The Pirates and Astros both went 4-2 on the week, while the Brewers stumbled to a 2-4 record and dropped 2 games further back. But with 4 weeks to go, the wildcard is still up for grabs.

NL PotW

Adam Laroche (SFG) had a week to remember: 12 hits (2nd), 6 of which cleared the fence (1st). Laroche scored 8 runs (3rd) and drove in 12 (1st)

NL Pitcher of the month

the rest of the braves are struggling, but Brett Myers (ATL) had a great August: 1.70 ERA (2nd) and a 5-1 record in 42.1 IP (3rd). Opposing batters hit .204/.269/.268 (5th/6th/1st) on the month against Myers. Honorable mention to Mark Buehrle (STL), who threw 2 complete-game shutouts and tied Myers' 5-1 record.

NL Hitter of the month

Hideki Matsui is finding life to be quite pleasant in Houston. Matsui batted .411/.484/.785 (2nd/4th/1st), and was among the league leaders in hits (1st), RS (2nd), RBI (3rd), 2B (1st) and HR (8th)

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« Reply #2 on: 28 Aug 2005 8:17:18 PM »
Wow, we're going to have a nail biter all the way to the end.
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« Reply #3 on: 28 Aug 2005 9:56:37 PM »
Swept by the Braves? Not that we're playing for anything, but yikes.

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« Reply #4 on: 28 Aug 2005 11:12:36 PM »
The Astros didn't sweep the Cardinals - they destroyed them.

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« Reply #5 on: 29 Aug 2005 1:33:23 PM »
Can I just play the Bluejays the rest of the season?!?
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« Reply #6 on: 29 Aug 2005 2:19:23 PM »
I'm trying to lull you into a false sense of security, Tracy. I figure that if I let you win the regular season series, you'll be complacent when we meet in the LCS, and I'll be able to sneak by you into the World Series again. :)

Either that, or the O's just own the Blue Jays. Again.

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« Reply #7 on: 29 Aug 2005 3:16:56 PM »
I need to go back and see how we have faired against each other over the 4 seasons, I'm interested in how that would turn out.

Of course I'd let you have the edge if it would mean reaching the WS.

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