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A Two and a Half Team Race:

Posted on: August 29, 2008 6:27 pm
 

Current standings as of  friday august 29th 2008 at 5:50 pm et

Mets 74-60

phils 73-62 1.5 games back

Marls 68-66 6 games back

Remaining  Schedule for Mets:

3 gms at Florida... 3 gms at Milwalkee... 3gms vs philly...2 gms vs wash...3gms vs ATL... 4 gms at wash... 3 gms at ATL... 4gms vs Cubs... 3gms vs Florida...

28 games remaining...

Florida is a .507 team... Milwalkee is a .579 team... Philly is .541... Wash is .366... atl is .440... Cubs are .630...

The mets have 12 games against easy opponents in the Braves and Nationals... so that leaves 16 tough matchups...

assuming they go 9-3 against the nationals and braves, and play 500 against the tough teams, that makes them 17-11 in the remainign 28 matchups...

giving them a final record of 91 wins and 71 losses...

Remaining Schedule of Phillies:

2gms at cubs...3gms at wash... 3gms at mets...3gms vs Marlins... 4gms vs milwalkee...3gms at ATL...3gms at florida...3gms vs atl... 3gms vs wash...

27 games remaining

cubs are .630... wash is .366... mets are .552... marls are .507... Brewers are .579... Atl is .440...

12 games are against sub 500 teams in atlanta and washington... that leaves 15 tough games against the better teams... assuming the phills go 9-3 versus the bad teams, and play 500 versus the good competition, that leaves them with a record of 17 wins and 10 losses in their remaining games...

giving them a final record of 90 wins and 72 losses...

The Marlins:

They are 6 games back right now... They are a darkhorse as of now... but things can change.... lets take a look at their schedule:

3gms vs mets... 3gms vs aAtl...3 at STL... 3 at Philly... 3 vs wash... 3 vs houston... 3 vs phills...1 at cincy... 3 at wash... 3 at NY...

Mets are .552... atl is .440... stl is .552... philly is .541... wash is .366... hst is .507...  cincy is .433

28 games remain for the fish...  10 against sub 500 teams(8-2)... and 18 against good teams...

assuming they also go 500 against the good teams their remaining record will be 17-11...

giving them a final tally mark of 85 wins and 77 losses...

 

leaving the final standings of the NL east at:

Mets 91-71

Phils  90-72 1 game back

Fish 85-77 6 gms back...

now the real deciding games of the division will be when these three opponents play each other, and the cubs and brewers....  those will all be tough series to win, and important ones at that... lets see what happens.

Comments

Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2008 6:36 pm
 

A Two and a Half Team Race:

The Mets and Phillies should go right down to the wire.  The Phillies managed a split in Chicago after losing the first two games to the Cubs.  We are going to be able to tell a lot more about the Mets after these three games upcoming in Milwaukee against a very good and very hot Brewers team.  The Marlins are basically finished after this weekend, although they hung in pretty long.  The Mets and Phillies are fighting for one spot, because I don't think either team can catch the Brewers for the wild card spot.



Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2008 6:43 pm
 

A Two and a Half Team Race:

Marlins cant hang on anymore, they done scare me.  I agree with your breakdowns but as a life long Mets fan, I'd sign on for 90 wins right now.  Asking for anything more than that with our injuries is pushing it..

WHOOOOO!!!!!



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