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The standings, and what the schedule holds


At present, we're solidly in the second wild card slot with a one game buffer on Toronto/Baltimore who are tied for the AL East. We're one game back of the Angels who have the first wild card, and five back of Oakland for the AL West.

This is what the rest of the schedule looks like:

Opponent Cumulative games against same opponent Relative position in terms of games ahead (+) or behind (-)
3 @ CWS +6.5
4 vs MIN +7.5
3 vs OAK -5
3 @ LAA -1
3 vs NYM +9
4 vs BAL +1
3 @ CLE +4.5
3 @ BAL 7 +1
2 vs ATL 0
4 vs CWS 7 +6.5
3 vs TOR +1
3 @ DET -2.5
3 @ PHI +9
3 @ BOS +8
3 vs TEX +9
3 vs WAS +0.5
3 @ OAK 6 -5
4 @ TEX 7 +9
3 vs HOU +10.5
3 vs OAK 9 -5
4 @ LAA 7 -1
3 @ HOU 6 +10.5
4 @ TOR 7 +1
3 vs LAA 10 -1

Some take aways:

  • Our destiny will still largely be our own. We've got 10 games left vs the Angels and 6 against Oakland to try and make a run at the division.
  • We've got a bunch of games against weak competition. 7 vs Chicago and Texas, 6 vs Houston, 4 vs the Twins and 3 vs the Phillies and Boston.
  • We've got 10 games against our closest wild card rivals, Baltimore (7) and Toronto (3). We are done against KC though (+1.5 games back).
  • The run home could be brutal, 14 of our last 17 games are against Oakland, the Angels and Toronto.

Hopefully we can pick up some games in the next two series, the two after that against Oakland and the Angels could be the first reality check coming up to see if we're where we need to be. Go M's.

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