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The Astros impact on AL playoff races

Unread postby FUDU » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:27 am

With the unbalanced schedule in place the Astros have had a profound effect on the AL playoff picture, most obviously regarding the As and the Rangers. IIRC the rangers are 15-1 v Houston and the As were 15-4?

It is what it is, you play the games on your schedule but I can understand arguments that this unbalanced schedule has some flaws, and one big one has been exposed this year with the relocation of the Astros.
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Re: The Astros impact on AL playoff races

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:36 am

Rangers are now 15-2 against Houston. Oakland was 15-4. Tampa was 5-2. The Tigers, Indians, and Red Sox all went 6-1. Royals and Orioles 4-2.

They're definitely terrible and they helped out Texas and Oakland far more than anybody else. Houston has a winning record against four teams: White Sox, Rockies, Angels, Brewers. Obviously, they only played Colorado and Milwaukee for one series.

Ken Rosenthal's been running his douchey little mouth about how the Indians schedule is so friendly because they play the White Sox and Twins while the poor Yankees play the AL East.

The Indians don't pick their schedule. The imbalanced schedule may be bullshit with the second wild card having so many implications now, but you play who you play at the times you're supposed to play them. Anybody seen the Indians' 2014 September schedule? 7 against the Tigers, end with the Royals and Rays at home, collection of hot garbage in between. That looks like 13 games in September against teams over .500, assuming the Royals are decent again next year.

As Tom Hamilton keeps harping on, nobody said shit about the Indians schedule when they played 40 consecutive games against teams that were expected to be playoff contenders back in May and June.

It's all noise. Just beat who is on your schedule.
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