Thursday, October 1, 2015

Playoff Scenarios

So it's a little confusing out there with all these teams being so close. Here's where we are right now...

AL West:
Arlington: 86-72, -
Houston: 84-75, 2.5 GB
Anaheim: 83-75, 3.0 GB

AL Wild Card:
Yankees: 86-72, -
Houston: 84-75, - (2.5 GB)
Anaheim: 83-75, 0.5 GB
Minnesota: 82-76, 1.5 GB

Here's what needs to happen...

To win the division:
1) Astros sweep the Diamondbacks
2) An Angels sweep of Arlington would result in a tie-breaker game with the Angels for the division

To host Wild Card game:
1) Astros win two of three
2) Yankees lose out
3) Angels and Rangers split

To make 2nd Wild Card
If Astros get swept...
*We drink bleach
*Arlington would need to sweep the Angels, and Minnesota would need to lose three of four

If Astros lose two of three...
*Arlington would need to win at least three of four, Minnesota would need to split their remaining games

If Astros win two of three...
*Arlington and Anaheim would need to at least split, and Minnesota would need to lose just one of their remaining four games

Tie-breakers

If the Astros and Twins tie, Minnesota would host G163.

If the Astros and Angels tie, Houston would host G163.

If the Astros, Angels, and Twins tie, Houston and Minnesota would play in Minnesota and the winner would play the Angels the next day.

All of this is subject to me being wrong.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't we also win the Division if the Angels take 2/3 from Dallas and we win out?

Anonymous said...

*3/4

Anonymous said...

To win the division:
1) Astros sweep the Diamondbacks
2) An Angels 3 of 4 in Arlington would result in a tie-breaker game with the Rangers for the division

Anonymous said...

Would the game be at Houston or Arlington if Texas and Houston tie for the division and why?

Anonymous said...

The Rangers and Angels should pool their playoff money together and send the Astros Bullpen a lifetime supply of fruit baskets... thanking them for the choke jobs they excelled at in the final 4-6 weeks of the season.

The Astros gave the division away. What's interesting is that the kids played well and held their own. It was the veterans that laid eggs.

At least the future looks bright!