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Baltimore has lost 87 games so the Orioles cannot win more than 75 games this season. Boston has won 88 games so Baltimore cannot win the American League Eastern Division. The Yankees have won 78 games so the Orioles will finish behind at least one non-division winner in that division.

Houston has won 75 games and Oakland has won 74 games. The Astros and the As have 3 games remaining against each other so at least one of those two teams will win at least 76 games. Seattle has won 71 games and the Mariners have 6 games remaining against the Astros, so at least one of those two teams will win at least 76 games. Seattle also has 7 games remaining against Oakland, so at least one of the Mariners and the As will win at least 76 games. This means that at least one non-division winner in the American League Western Division will also finish ahead of the Orioles.

I don't think Baltimore has been this bad since they played their home games in St. Louis. The Orioles have been toastified. --Bob

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Kansas City suffered its 90th loss of the season today so the Royals cannot win more than 72 games. Cleveland has won 73 games so Kansas City cannot win the American League Central Division. Boston and the Yankees each have won at least 79 games so Kansas City will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Eastern Division. Houston and Oakland each have won at least 76 games to the Royals also will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Western Division.

Consider this season a Royal flush. Kansas City has been toastified. --Bob

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San Diego has lost 85 games so the Padres cannot win more than 77 games. Colorado has won 75 games, Arizona has won 74 games, and the Rockies and the Diamondbacks have 7 games remaining against each other, so at least one of those two teams will win 78 games this season. The Padres will finish behind at least one of the Rockies and the Diamondbacks and therefore cannot win the National League Western Division.

The Cubs and the Brewers both have won at least 78 games, so San Diego will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the National League Central Division. St. Louis has won 76 games, Los Angeles has won 75 games, and the Cardinals and Dodgers have 4 games remaining against each other. Therefore, at least one of those two teams will win at least 78 games. Therefore, either San Diego will finish behind at least two non-division winners in the National League Central Division or the Padres will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the National League Western Division.

San Diego's prayers went unanswered this year. The Padres have been toastified. --Bob

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Like I said last month, Cincinnati is still technically in the hunt for a WC spot in the weak NL, but their toastification is pretty much inevitable. (Miami will likely get there first, though.)

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The White Sox have lost 84 games so Chicago cannot win more than 78 games this season. Cleveland has won 79 games so Chicago cannot win the American League Central Division.

Boston and the Yankees each have won at least 87 games so the White Sox will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Eastern Division. Houston and Oakland each have won at least 84 games so Chicago will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Western Division.

You can putitonthebooooooooard, yes! The White Sox have been toastified. —Bob

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Texas has lost 79 games so the Rangers cannot win more than 83 games. Houston has won 87 games so Texas cannot win the American League Western Division. Oakland has won 84 games so the Rangers will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Western Division. Boston and the Yankees each have won at least 87 games so Texas also will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Eastern Division.

Time to break out the chili sandwiches. The Rangers have been toastified. --Bob

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Detroit has lost 83 games so the Tigers cannot win more than 79 games. Cleveland has won 80 games so Detroit cannot win the American League Central Division.

Boston and the Yankees each have won at least 87 games so the Tigers will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Eastern Division. Houston and Oakland each have won at least 84 games so Detroit will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Western Division.

No rumble in the jungle this October. The Tigers have been toastified. —Bob

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For the first time EVER, I like this thread.

GO ROCKIES!

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For the first time EVER, I like this thread.

GO ROCKIES!
I’m pretty sure I did this thread the year the Rockies won Game No. 163. —Bob

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For the first time EVER, I like this thread.

GO ROCKIES!
I’m pretty sure I did this thread the year the Rockies won Game No. 163. —Bob


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Miami has lost 84 games so the Marlins cannot win more than 78 games. Atlanta has won 77 games, Philadelphia has won 73 games, and the Braves and the Phillies have 7 games remaining against each other, so one of those two teams will win at least 79 games and the Marlins cannot win the National League Eastern Division.

The Cubs and Milwaukee each have won at least 79 games so Miami will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the National League Central Division.

Colorado has won 77 games, Arizona has won 75 games, and the Rockies and Diamondbacks have 7 games remaining against each other, so at least one of those two teams will win at least 80 games. St. Louis has won 78 games, Los Angeles has won 76 games, and the Cardinals and the Dodgers have 4 games remaining against each other, so at least one of those two teams will win at least 79 games. The Marlins will therefore finish behind at least two non-division winners in the National League Central Division or behind at least one non-division winner in the National League Western Division.

It’s a good thing football season has begun. Miami has been toastified. —Bob

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SportsFan68 wrote:
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For the first time EVER, I like this thread.

GO ROCKIES!
I’m pretty sure I did this thread the year the Rockies won Game No. 163. —Bob


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Toronto has lost 78 games so the Blue Jays cannot win more than 84 games. Boston has won 97 games so Toronto cannot win the American League Eastern Division. The Yankees have won 89 games so Toronto will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Eastern Division. Houston and Oakland each have won at least 86 games so the Blue Jays will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Western Division.

No, Canada. Toronto has been toastified. —Bob

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Cincinnati has lost 83 games this season so the Reds cannot win more than 79 games. The Cubs have won 83 games so Cincinnati cannot win the National League Central Division. Milwaukee has won 82 games so the Reds will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the National League Central Division.

Colorado has won 78 games and Arizona has won 76 games, and the Rockies and the Diamondbacks have 7 games remaining against each other, so one of those two teams will win at least 81 games. St. Louis has won 79 games and Los Angeles has won 78 games, and the Cardinals and the Dodgers have 4 games remaining against each other, so one of those two teams will win at least 81 games. The Reds will therefore finish behind at least two non-division winners in the National League Central Division or behind at least one non-division winner in the National League Western Division.

The Big Red Machine has ground to a halt. Cincinnati has been toastified. --Bob

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Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, who have clinched a postseason berth. --Bob

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The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have lost 74 games so they cannot win more than 88 games. Houston has won 92 games so the Angels cannot win the American League Western Division. Oakland has won 89 games so the Angels will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Western Division. Boston and the Yankees each have won at least 90 games so the Angels also will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Eastern Division.

Drive home safely. The Angels have been toastified. --Bob

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Minnesota has lost 80 games so far this season so the Twins cannot win more than 82 games. Cleveland has won 83 games so Minnesota cannot win the American League Central Division. Boston and the Yankees each have won at least 91 games so the Twins will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Eastern Division. Houston and Oakland each have won at least 90 games so Minnesota will finish behind at least one non-division winner in the American League Western Division.

The hopes of Twins fans can officially choose one of the 10,000 lakes to jump into. Minnesota has been toastified. --Bob

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Congratulations to the American League Central Division champion Cleveland Indians. --Bob

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San Francisco has lost 80 games so the Giants cannot win more than 82 games. The Dodgers have won 83 games so San Francisco cannot win the National League Western Division. Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Louis all have won at least 83 games so the Giants will finish behind at least two non-division winners in the National League Central Division.

Are you going to San Francisco? You won't find October baseball there. The Giants have been toastified. --Bob

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The New York Mets have lost 80 games so they cannot win more than 82 games. Atlanta has won 83 games so the Mets cannot win the National League Eastern Division. Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Louis all have won at least 83 games so New York will finish behind at least two non-division winners in the National League Central Division.

They're outa here! The Mets have been toastified. --Bob

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Congratulations to the American League Eastern Division champion Boston Red Sox. --Bob

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Congratulations to the Houston Astros, who have clinched a post-season berth. --Bob

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Congratulations to the National League Eastern Division champion Atlanta Braves. --Bob

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Congratulations to the New York Yankees, who have clinched a post-season berth. --Bob

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