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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:04 pm 
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As of Monday, September 2, 26 games to go:

St. Louis - 27
Cincinnati - 23
Diamondbacks - 18
Nationals - 17

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:10 am 
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As of Tuesday, September 3, 25 games to go:

St. Louis - 25
Cincinnati - 22
Diamondbacks - 16
Nationals - 15

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:51 am 
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Love it when two numbers click off!! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:18 am 
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As of Wednesday, September 4, 24 games to go:

St. Louis - 23
Cincinnati - 21
Diamondbacks - 14
Nationals - 14

BTW, if the Pirates play .500 ball through rest of season and finish 93-69, the Nationals would have to go 23-1 to force a playoff at PNC Park and the Diamondbacks would have to go 24-1 to force a playoff.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:22 am 
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I even figured the "Disaster Scenario." Pirates avoid sweeps but only play .333 ball from here on out. They would still end with 89 wins. D-Backs would have to play .750 ball to get to 89.

We're in the post season.


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
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You should include these as we:

Atlanta - 29
LA - 27

Reach for the stars. Home field advantage is not out of reach. Except for the World Series... :x


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
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As of Thursday, September 5, 23 games to go:

St. Louis - 23
Cincinnati - 20
Diamondbacks - 14
Nationals - 14

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:57 am 
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Location: 120 miles west of Iowa City
As of Friday, September 6, 23 games to go:

St. Louis - 22
Cincinnati - 20
Diamondbacks - 14
Nationals - 14

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Obsessive proponent of situational bunting and 2 strike hitting approaches, reflexively pro-catchers calling good games and tasteless proponent of the value of a RBI.


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:37 pm 
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As of Saturday, September 7, 22 games to go:

St. Louis - 22
Cincinnati - 20
Diamondbacks - 13
Nationals - 13

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Obsessive proponent of situational bunting and 2 strike hitting approaches, reflexively pro-catchers calling good games and tasteless proponent of the value of a RBI.


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:09 pm 
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As of Sunday, September 8, 21 games to go:

St. Louis - 22
Cincinnati - 20
Diamondbacks - 13
Nationals - 13

Not a particularly productive Saturday.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:31 pm 
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As of Monday, September 9, 20 games to go:

St. Louis - 22
Cincinnati - 20
Diamondbacks - 12
Nationals - 13

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Obsessive proponent of situational bunting and 2 strike hitting approaches, reflexively pro-catchers calling good games and tasteless proponent of the value of a RBI.


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:14 pm 
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Location: 120 miles west of Iowa City
As of Tuesday, September 10, 19 games to go:

St. Louis - 21 (trailing by 1 in loss column)
Cincinnati - 18 (ahead by 2 in loss column)
Diamondbacks - 10 (ahead by 10 in loss column)
Nationals - 12 (ahead by 8 in loss column)

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Obsessive proponent of situational bunting and 2 strike hitting approaches, reflexively pro-catchers calling good games and tasteless proponent of the value of a RBI.


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:22 am 
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I'm not sure how this works. When a teams magic number runs out they're eliminated?


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:26 am 
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buccosfan77 wrote:
I'm not sure how this works. When a teams magic number runs out they're eliminated?


That's correct. Any combination of a Pirate win or that team's loss will reduce the magic number. If the magic number is at one, a tie is clinched. If the magic number hits zero, the Pirates have clinched a better record.

For example, as of today, any combination of 12 Pirate wins or Nationals losses will clinch a better record for the Bucs.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
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As of Wednesday, September 11, 18 games to go:

St. Louis - 20 (trailing by 1 in loss column)
Cincinnati - 16 (ahead by 3 in loss column)
Diamondbacks - 8 (ahead by 11 in loss column)
Nationals - 11 (ahead by 8 in loss column)

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Obsessive proponent of situational bunting and 2 strike hitting approaches, reflexively pro-catchers calling good games and tasteless proponent of the value of a RBI.


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:34 am 
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buccosfan77 wrote:
I'm not sure how this works. When a teams magic number runs out they're eliminated?


That's correct. Any combination of a Pirate win or that team's loss will reduce the magic number. If the magic number is at one, a tie is clinched. If the magic number hits zero, the Pirates have clinched a better record.

For example, as of today, any combination of 11 Pirate wins or Nationals losses will clinch a better record for the Bucs. If the Bucs go 11-7 over their last 18, the Nats can't catch them. If the Bucs go 7-11, the Nats can only afford to lose three more games to catch the Bucs.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:15 am 
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The Nats continue to surge through their Mr. Softie schedule. One more with the punch-less Mets and then on to the Phading Phillies. I know it is a long shot for them but would love to see the Phillies cool them off. Werth is red hot and they have made up quite a bit of ground in their hot stretch. The calendar is their enemy but stranger things have happened.


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:39 am 
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As of Thursday, September 12, 17 games to go:

St. Louis - 19 (trailing by 1 in loss column)
Cincinnati - 15 (ahead by 3 in loss column)
Diamondbacks - 7 (ahead by 11 in loss column)
Nationals - 10 (ahead by 8 in loss column)

No help last night unless you are looking at other factors - such as best records in NL. Me? I'm focused on keeping St. Louis in sight; keeping the Reds at bay and everything else can play out.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:53 am 
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As of Friday, September 13, 16 games to go:

St. Louis - 17 (even in loss column)
Cincinnati - 14 (ahead by 3 in loss column)
Diamondbacks - 6 (ahead by 11 in loss column)
Nationals - 9 (ahead by 8 in loss column)

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Obsessive proponent of situational bunting and 2 strike hitting approaches, reflexively pro-catchers calling good games and tasteless proponent of the value of a RBI.


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Numbers . . .
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:58 am 
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As of Saturday, September 14, 15 games to go:

St. Louis - 17 (behind by 1 in loss column)
Cincinnati - 13 (ahead by 3 in loss column)
Diamondbacks - 5 (ahead by 11 in loss column)
Nationals - 9 (ahead by 7 in loss column)

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Obsessive proponent of situational bunting and 2 strike hitting approaches, reflexively pro-catchers calling good games and tasteless proponent of the value of a RBI.


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