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Division Elimination Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Marshall Bryant, Aug 30, 2022.

  1. Marshall Bryant

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    33 games to play
    OAK - 34 Games behind - Eliminated from ALW
    LAA - 26 Games behind
    TEX - 23 Games behind
    SEA - 11 1/2 Games behind
     
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    For those teams like Oakland with nothing left to play for what a wasted opportunity the 28 man limit in September is. If they had a chance to look at the future for a few weeks they might be able add some enthusiasm to the team and sell some tickets to the fans.
     
  3. IdStrosfan

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    Magic number to eliminate Angels: 8

    Magic number to eliminate Rangers: 11

    Magic number to eliminate Mariners: 22

    Magic number vs Yankees for best record: 39

    FYI: Astros hold tie breaker over all of them except Angels. 6 games left vs Angels and need 1 win to secure that tie breaker ( for what it's worth)*

    * that tie breaker will only matter if the Angels win exactly 26 more games than the Astros do in the final 33.
     
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    9/1 31 games to go

    OAK - Eliminated

    LAA - 27.0 Games behind. By the end of the LAA series, there will be 28 games to go. Winning 2 of 3 will eliminate them.

    ARL - 25.0 Games behind, We could eliminate them in the following series.

    SEA - 11.5 Games behind.
     
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    Magic number to eliminate Angels: 5

    Magic number to eliminate Rangers: 7

    Magic number to eliminate Mariners: 20

    Magic number vs Yankees for best record: 36

    FYI: Astros hold tie breaker over all of them except Angels. 6 games left vs Angels and need 1 win to secure that tie breaker.
     
  6. IdStrosfan

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    If the Astros limp into a 13-18 finish, the Mariners would need to be 26-6 to win the AL West.

    16-15 for the Astros to win 100 games.

    23-8 to tie team record 107 wins.

    6 vs LAA (3H, 3A)
    3 vs Tex
    3 @ Det
    4 vs Oak
    6 vs TB (3H, 3A)
    4 @ Bal.
    2 vs Ari
    3 vs Phi

    The schedule is not as easy as it would have looked last year.
     
  7. marks0223

    marks0223 Astros STILL 2017 Champions
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    Who are the dumbasses in the league office that came up with the playoff formatting? In the AL the #1 seed is just about guaranteed now to play a team with a better record in the ALDS than the 2nd seed. The number #1 seed plays the winner of the 4/5 matchup which are the two best wild card teams. The #2 seed plays the winner of the 3/6 seeds which is the 3rd division winner and worst wild card team. The 3rd division winner might end up being the worst team in the playoffs. Here is a WACKY idea, how about the team with the worst record after the Wild Card round, plays the #1 seed. I know that's a crazy approach.
     
  8. BlindHog

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    Do de name Manfred ring a bell?
     
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    Manfred von Dumbkoff?
     
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    Meanwhile the Yankees are only 6 up on Tampa and they play them 6 times in the next 11 games.

    15 1/2 game lead at one point.

    Largest lead ever surrendered was the '51 Dodgers, 13 games.
     
  11. Marshall Bryant

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    Go for the record Stankees! I'll have to see if they played the Giants in 51 when the Giants became the first team to put an outfield camera in centerfield to steal signs and relay them with the scoreboard to the batter. I bet you thought sophisticated sign stealing was something new, didn't you?

    Talk about effective. After a 3 game sweep by the Dodgers early, the Giants went 8-2 at home with the camera in the outfield and 3-9 when they played the Dodgers in Brooklyn. They didn't play the Yamkees until the World Series where they lost 4-2.
     
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    They were 1-2 at home.
     
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    marks0223 Astros STILL 2017 Champions
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    Astros eliminated Angels from ALW with win today.

    Magic number for division: 18 ( vs Seattle)

    Best record in AL 22 ( vs Yankmees)

    28 games left

    If Astros finish 14-14 for 100 wins.

    Mariners need to go 26-3 to win the division.

    Yankees need to go 21-7 to get best record.
     
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    If the Astros go 28-0...
    28 game lead with 28 to go, but we won the season tie-breaker so it's done.
     
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    Wow. I didn't realize there is no re-seeding after the WC round/byes. That is very stupid. Especially for a league that has had so much trouble or its No 1 teams making it to the WS already.
     
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    I'm much more disappointed they have the division winners in a position to be eliminated in 3 games after a 162 game season. Shorten the season and expand all playoffs to 7 games.
     
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    rpr52121 Sober Fan
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    I'd be good with a shortened regular season. But the teams will never agree to it.
     
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    Arlington Rangers eliminated.
     
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    **** no
     

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