|Can we get a race somewhere, please?|
Written by Bjoern Hartig (Contact & Archive) on September 20, 2009
The Angels beat the Rangers 10-5 today, keyed by a Howie Kendrick two-out, bases clearing triple that just missed the center fielder's glove. The loss was probably the final nail for Texas' coffin as they trail LA by 7.5 games in the division and the Red Sox by 8 in the Wild Card.
This means the last interesting AL race takes place in the Central division, where the Tigers lead the Twins by 3 and the White Sox by 6.5 games. However, since whoever wins the Central will only bow down to the Yankees in the ALDS, does anyone really care?
Over in the NL, the East and the Central have been settled in what feels like forever and while the 5 games lead enjoyed by the Dodgers over the Rockies may not be completely secure, they have pretty much secured a postseason berth anyway. Said Rockies lead the Giants by 3.5, the Marlins by 4.5 and the Braves by 5 and Colorado is also leading the D'Backs 3-1 in the 8th while the Giants trail the Dodgers 2-5 in the 7th, it looks like the gap is widening.
Is the the less exciting end of September since the introduction of the Wild Card or is it just me?