MLB Notebook: Rockies Looking to Win Division and Outdo NL East

There is more at stake for the Rockies than the NL West.

They also are looking to have a better record than the potential NL East champion, where Atlanta leading the Philllies.

Why? In the post-season the team with the best record get home-field advantage.  So if the Rockies win the division, they could host games 1, 2 and a potential Game 5 of the best-of-five series if they have a better record than the NL East champion. .

 NL pennant races (teams with winning record)

NL East W-L Pct. GBL NL Central W-L Pct. GBL
Braves 76-63 .547 Cubs 82-57 .590
Phillies 73-66 .525 3 Brewers 79-62 .560 4
Cardinals 78-62 .557 4.5
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NL West W-L Pct. GBL Wild-Card WL Pct. GBL
Rockies 77-62 .554 Brewers 79-62 .560 DNA
Dodgers 76-64 .543 1.5 Cardinals 78-62 .557
D-backs 75-64 .540 2 Dodgers 76-64 .543 2
D-backs 75-64 .540 2.5
Phillies 73-66 .525 5.5

Potential NL Wild-Card Matchups

Possible Wild-Card Playoffs
*CHI won season series vs. PHI, 4-2
*ARI won season series vs. PHI, 4-2
*PHI won season series vs. LAD, 4-3
*PHI won season series vs. STL, 4-3
*PHI-MIL tied season series, 3-3
*STL-ARI tied season series, 3-3
*LAD won season series vs. MIL, 4-3
*ATL leads PHI, 7-5 (7 games remaining)
*CHI leads MIL, 10-6 (3 games remaining)
*STL leads CHI, 9-7 (3 games remaining)
*STL-MIL tied 8-8 (3 games remaining)
*LAD leads COL, 7-6 (6 games remaining)
*ARI leads COL, 7-5 (7 games remaining)
*ARI leads LAD, 9-7 (3 games remaining)
*ATL-CHI tied season series, 3-3
*CHI-COL tied season series, 3-3
*CHI won season series vs. LAD, 4-3
*LAD won season series vs. ATL, 5-2
*ARI leads ATL, 2-1 (4 games remaining)
*ARI-CHI tied 2-2 (3 games remaining)
*COL won season series vs. ATL, 5-2

 

 

AL Pennant Races (teams with winning records)

AL East W-L Pct. GB AL Central W-L Pct. GB
Red Sox 97-44 .688 Indians 79-60 .568 DNA
Yankees 87-53 .621 9.5
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AL West W-L Pct. GB AL Wild-Card W-L Pct GB
Astros 87-53 .621 Yankees 87-53 .621
A's 84-57 .596 3 1/2 A's 84-57 .596
Mariners 78=62 .557 9 Mariners 78-62 .557 5.5
Rays 75-64 .540 8

AL Wild-Card (teams with winning records)

Potential AL Matchups
*BOS leads NYY, 8-5 (6 games remaining)
*BOS-HOU tied, 2-2 (3 games remaining)
*NYY won season series vs. HOU, 5-2
*HOU won season series vs. OAK, 12-7
*SEA leads OAK, 9-7 (3 games remaining)
*HOU-SEA tied, 8-8 (3 games remaining)
*NYY tied season series vs. OAK, 3-3
*NYY leads SEA, 3-0 (3 games remaining)
*TB leads NYY, 8-7 (4 games remaining)
*TB leads OAK, 3-1 (3 games remaining)
*TB won season series vs. SEA, 6-1