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« on: 13 Sep 2004 10:25:40 AM »
I emailed the zip file to Tom this morning.  Unfortunately, I didn't have time to do a write-up last night, and won't have time tonight, either.  Either I will do one on Tuesday night, or Tom will do one tonight (I don't know his schedule.)

To give those of you that are anxious to see new standings a bit of a heads up, I'll post the close races.  Note that these are off the top of my head, so the actual numbers could be off a little.

AL Wild Card

Orioles still lead, Indians have pulled to within 1.5.  The DRays are in 3rd, either 4 or 4.5 back.

NL East

Mets still lead, Expos are 1.5 or 2 games back after (I think) sweeping the Phillies.  The Phils have fallen back 4 or 4.5 games.

NL Wild Card

Astros lead the Expos by 3 games, I think.

I'm fairly certain that the other races all have 1st place teams with magic numbers in the signel digits.

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« Reply #1 on: 13 Sep 2004 4:39:36 PM »
Stats are up.  Read 'em and weep.

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« Reply #2 on: 13 Sep 2004 6:06:18 PM »
No weeping here. 4-2 for the week, taking 2 of 3 from both Baltimore and Tampa Bay. Magic number down to 5, still trailing Oakland by only 1 game for best record in the AL. On the downside, I lost Capuano for 2 weeks, but he'll be back just intime for the playoffs (and my magic number to make the playoffs over Cleveland is down to 3).

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« Reply #3 on: 13 Sep 2004 7:53:36 PM »
Alas, the Phils' bubble burst this week. :(   Let's hope reality doesn't follow our sim, though I fear it will...

By the way, there's been much discussion of the recently-injured Chris Capuano and Jeremy Affeldt for the AL Rookie of the Year - don't forget Bobby Crosby of the A's, who's been quietly outstanding (.267, 31 HR, 97 RBI, 13 SB; only 12 errors at SS) for the AL West leaders this year.

Brian (Mets)

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« Reply #4 on: 13 Sep 2004 9:07:24 PM »
The Mets had a solid 5-2 week to maintain their lead.

Javier Vazquez picked up 2 of the wins to improve to a dmbo record best 23-3.

With three games against Montreal this week the Mets could put a stranglehold on the NL East with a sweep.

With the day off Adam Wainwright will be skipped and the Expos will see the Mets best, Halladay, Mulder, and Vazquez.

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« Reply #5 on: 13 Sep 2004 9:26:29 PM »
DMBO Season 3 Week 24

American League East

For the 2nd week in a row, it was the Tampa Bay Devil Rays surging up in the AL East standings.  The Rays went 4-2 on week 24, including a sweep of the Boston Red Sox to place Tampa into 3rd place.  While Tampa Bay did have a great week, they could only muster 1 win against the first place Blue Jays, who have seen their magic number drop to 5.  The Jays had a scare as Rookie of the Year candidate Chris Capuano went down with an injury, but he will be back in time for post-season play.

Blue Jays      92-57
Orioles         82-66      (9.5)
Devil Rays      79-71      (13.5)
Red Sox      78-71      (14)
Yankees      44-106      (48.5)

American League Central

The Central was fairly well balanced in week 24, with 4 out of 5 teams going .500 or better.  Chicago lowered their magic number to 8, all but certain of a playoff spot for the South Side.  The Royals had an impressive week, going 4-2 including a sweep of the Yankees and a 12-6 win over the Indians in Cleveland.

White Sox      87-61
Indians         81-68      (6.5)
Twins         78-71      (9.5)
Tigers         78-72      (10)
Royals         55-93      (32)

American League West

Oakland has had the West wrapped up for some time, but the #1 seed in the AL playoffs is still very up for grabs.  Week 24 saw the Aís win every other game, thus seeing their lead over the Jays lowered to 1 game with 2 weeks to go.  

Athletics      93-56
Rangers      70-79      (23)
Angels         66-83      (27)
Mariners      52-97      (41)

American League Wild Card

The only AL race with any drama is here.  Week 24 especially saw this race tighten up as the Orioles only managed to go 2-4, struggling against the division rival Blue Jays and the underrated Twins.  Meanwhile, the Indians finally put together a solid week after struggling for the last several weeks.  Also sneaking into things were the Devil Rays, who have gone 18-7 over the last 4 weeks to gain 8 games on the first place Orioles.

Orioles         82-66
Indians         81-68      (1.5)
Devil Rays      79-71      (4)

American League Player of the Week

Ryan Klesko, Left Fielder, Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Helping the Rays get back into the playoff hunt, Klesko led the AL with 11 hits, 9 runs, 10 RBI, 5 home runs, and a 1.080 SLG.  He was also among the league leaders with a .440 average (3rd) and a .500 OBP (4th).

National League East

This race has had many twists, and this week was more of the same.  After struggling for more than a month, the Montreal Expos went on a road trip and unleashed some fury, going 6-1 on the week including a sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies.  Philly entered the week in 2nd place, but now find themselves 5.5 games back with just 13 games remaining thanks to a 1-5 week.  The Mets are still in 1st place despite a disappointing series against the Braves in which New York only managed a split.  On the injury front, the Expos are going to have to make the playoffs without Randy Wolf (4-3, 2.88 ERA over 18 starts) who will miss the next 12 days with a groin pull.

Mets      88-62
Expos      86-64      (2)
Philies      82-67       (4.5)
Marlins   74-75      (13.5)
Braves      57-93      (31)

National League Central

Despite trailing in the Central for much of the season, the Astros proved this week that they arenít ready to give up just yet.  Houston took 2 out of 3 from the Cardinals in St. Louis to kick off the week, and followed it up by going 5-1 overall, allowing a DMBO low 18 runs in the process.  Even hotter on the week were the Chicago Cubs, who went a perfect 6-0 to extend their winning streak to 7 games, and are now 4 games over the .500 mark on the season.  Conversely, the Pirates have dropped 6 in a row, putting them into sole possession of last place in the division.

Cardinals      98-50
Astros         89-61
Cubs         76-72      (22)
Reds         67-81      (31)
Brewers      67-81      (31)
Pirates         66-84      (33)

National League West

The Giants hit a dry spell this week, going 2-4 against the Brewers and the Padres.  However, the Padres werenít much better overall on the week, going 3-4 and thus helping the Giants magic number drop to just 5.  The Dodgers put together a 2nd consecutive winning week, and actually have the 2nd best record in the division over the last 4 weeks (14-12).

National League Wild Card

This is realistically down to a 2 team race, with the Phillies falling back 6.5 games in the standings.  Montreal managed to gain a game on the Astros this week, but are still 3 games back with 2 weeks to go.  Houstonís magic number to clinch is at 10.

National League Player of the Week

Barry Bonds, Left Fielder, Montreal Expos

Barry Bonds had another Bonds-like week, leading the NL with 5 home runs, 10 runs scored, 12 runs driven in, 9 walks, 7 extra base hits,  a .581 OBP, and a 1.190 SLG.

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« Reply #6 on: 14 Sep 2004 8:27:50 AM »
Tom,

Capuano probably isn't even the best ROY candidate on the Jays. Dave Ross is batting .252/.338/.536, with a team-high 27 HR. Looks like the AL ROY race is going to be tight.

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« Reply #7 on: 14 Sep 2004 5:36:47 PM »
Quote from: "Brian (Mets)"
With three games against Montreal this week the Mets could put a stranglehold on the NL East with a sweep.


Or... the Expos could move into sole possession of 1st.  Montreal has yet to decide on it's pitching matchups. Then again, when has this team ever cared who was pitching?

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« Reply #8 on: 14 Sep 2004 5:41:29 PM »
And flush go the Tigers.

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« Reply #9 on: 15 Sep 2004 7:51:16 AM »
with SD and LA playing head to head to start next weeks sim maybe I can put the division away, though playing Houston at same time won't make things easy....

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« Reply #10 on: 18 Sep 2004 9:44:56 PM »
So.. the geniuses in the Expos front office forgot to file new pitching rotations for the huge series this week...  :oops:

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« Reply #11 on: 19 Sep 2004 4:32:54 AM »
I could help you out 1st series of week 25 Jason...that series being Houston coming to SBC ofcourse...

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« Reply #12 on: 19 Sep 2004 11:10:50 AM »
Quote from: "Jason (Expos)"
So.. the geniuses in the Expos front office forgot to file new pitching rotations for the huge series this week...  :oops:


woo hoo.

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