January 28, 2020 Just another WordPress site

MLB 2015: MOVING TOWARDS THE PLAYOFFS

MLB 2015: MOVING TOWARDS THE PLAYOFFS

On Sunday, it’s time for 20 MLB teams to finally bid farewell to the 2015 season. For the other gifted 10, it’s hello to the postseason. In both cases, it’s time for fans to stress about their teams’ futures.

Five of the six division titles are wrapped up, as well as three of the four wild-card spots. The playoff picture would’ve been much clearer after Saturday if it weren’t for a thrilling comeback.

Leading the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 heading into the ninth inning, the Rangers had a 99 percent chance of winning the game and, by extension, the American League West, per ESPN.com. However, they let the Angels score five runs in the top of the final frame for an improbable 11-10 come-from-behind win, one that kept both their AL wild-card hopes alive and the Houston Astros’ hopes of winning the AL West division.

“It’s probably the craziest game I’ve been part of,’’ Angels center fielder Mike Trout said, via USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, “with everything we’ve got on the line. We lose that game, we’re in trouble.’’

The AL playoff picture is clearly in a state of flux, nor is everything settled in the National League.

Below are tables showing the playoff picture and standings heading into Sunday’s finales, followed by a look at what’s at stake on the final day of the regular season.

2015 MLB Playoff Picture Heading into Sunday

American League
Round Away Home
Wild Card Houston Astros New York Yankeys
ALDS Texas Rangers Toronto Blue Jays
ALDS Astros/Yankees Kansas City Royal
National League
Round Away Home
Wild Card Chicago Cubs Pittsburgh Pirates
NLDS New York Mets Los Angeles Dodgers
NLDS Cubs/Pirates St Louis Cadinals

American League, National League Relevant Standings

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Division Leaders W L
Toronto (AL East) 93 68
Kansas City (AL Central) 94 67
Texas (AL West) 87 74
Wild Card
New York Yankees 87 74
Houston Astros 86 75
Los Angeles Angels 85 76
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Division Leaders W L
New York Mets (NL East) 89 72
St. Louis Cardinals (NL Central) 100 60
Los Angeles Dodgers (NL West) 91 70
Wild Card
Pittsburgh Pirates 97 64
Chicago Cubs 96 65
in My Blog
Banner
Related Posts

Jose Mourinho: David de Gea ‘100%’ staying at Manchester United

January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that David de Gea will stay with the Red Devils despite heavy links...

Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to claim record eighth Wimbledon title

January 7, 2020

January 7, 2020

Roger Federer won his eighth Wimbledon title and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with straight sets victory...

Dexter Fowler re-signs with Chicago Cubs in surprising deal

January 7, 2020

January 7, 2020

In a surprising twist of events, MLB team the Chicago Cubs had re-signed their center fielder Dexter Fowler after trading...

FA Cup scraps quarter-final replays

January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020

The Football Association (FA) had decided to scrap FA Cup replays for the quarter-finals starting next season as plans of...

Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes re-arrested

January 7, 2020

January 7, 2020

Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes has been ordered to return to jail to continue his 22-year sentence for his role in...

Juventus leaves Barca with another hurdle to overcome

January 9, 2020

January 9, 2020

Juventus won 3-0 in their their Champions League quarter-final tie against Barcelona courtesy after commanding first-leg display in Turin. Man-of-the-match...

Ronaldo thrashes Atletico Madrid with another hat-trick

January 9, 2020

January 9, 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo single-handedly demolished Atletico Madrid with a hat-trick as Real Madrid closes in on their third Champions League final...

“I am Gigi Buffon.” — Juve keeper stands by Michael Oliver comments

January 9, 2020

January 9, 2020

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon says that he stands by the comments he made about referee Michael Oliver after their dramatic...

Mohamed Salah could get better before end of season — Jurgen Klopp

January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes that Mohamed Salah still has more to offer the team this season. Salah, 25, scored...

Bayern Munich: Jupp Heynckes confident despite home defeat

January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020

Despite losing 2-1 at the Allianz Arena, Jupp Heynckes insisted that Bayern Munich manager can still reach the Champions League...

Ryan Wilson excluded from Scotland squad

January 7, 2020

January 7, 2020

Ryan Wilson had been excluded from Scotland’s Six Nations squad, but not for allegedly grabbing the testicles of an opponent...

Arsene Wenger: Alexis Sanchez will stay and “respect” that decision

January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that Alexis Sanchez will remain with the club in the upcoming Premier League season...

Novak Djokovic victorious in Rogers Cup

January 7, 2020

January 7, 2020

Novak Djokovic defeated Kei Nishikori in straight sets (6-3, 7-5) to win his fourth Rogers Cup title in Toronto. Djokovic...

Real Madrid progresses to Champions League final with Benzema brace

January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020

Defending European champions Real Madrid progressed into their third successive Champions League final as they edged out Bayern Munich in...

Antonio Conte: VAR made ‘big mistake’ over Alvaro Morata dive call

January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020

Antonio Conte said that the video assistant referee Mike Jones made “big, big mistake” after opting not to flag up...