Archive for June, 2019

#185: Half-way Home, Let’s Hope We Are Not Caught In A Rundown.

Gil from Mechanicsville

27 Jun 2019

 

The Braves have completed the first half of the 2019 season and somewhat surprisingly, they are 4 1/2 games ahead of the Phillies who are maintaining the second slot.

The Washington Nationals have hit a soft spot in their schedule and are making a push towards the top but are one game under 500 and sit 7-1/2 games behind the 1st place Braves.

The Mets have taken a nose dive towards the cellar and look to vie with the Marlins for last place in the division. So, there is still a long way to go in the season and as we all know, any team is only one major injury away from having to cash it in for the season. That is, any team not named the Yankees or the Dodgers who are so deep they appear able to withstand just about anything other than a plane crash.

The Braves are currently in the middle of a 10 game road trip. They took two out of three from the Nats and split a four game series with the Cubs in Chicago. Perhaps more importantly, they have won the season series with the Cubs 5 game to 2. This could be important if the Cubbies manage to win the NL Central.

The Braves are now on their way to New York for three game date with the struggling Mets before heading home to finish up the first half prior to the All-star break. They will play 3 games against the Phillies and 3 with the Marlins.

That means the Braves have 9 games before they take a much deserved break. By tomorrow, we will learn which of the Bravos will be playing in Cleveland. I am pretty sure the Braves will be well represented, let’s hope none get hurt.

NL Standings as of 27 June 2019:

National League – East
1
Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves 48 34 .585 0 24-17 24-17 445 400 45 16-11 44-32
2
Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Phillies 43 38 .531 4.5 27-17 16-21 391 387 4 20-17 38-35
3
Washington Nationals
Washington Nationals 39 40 .494 7.5 21-19 18-21 396 383 13 21-17 36-39
4
New York Mets
New York Mets 37 45 .451 11 20-14 17-31 390 423 -33 19-19 33-42
5
Miami Marlins
Miami Marlins 30 48 .385 16 13-27 17-21 273 350 -77 12-24 25-44
National League – Central
1
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs 44 37 .543 0 29-16 15-21 411 348 63 13-11 37-31
2
Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers 43 38 .531 1 25-17 18-21 399 405 -6 20-12 40-31
3
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals 40 39 .506 3 24-18 16-21 358 349 9 15-17 36-33
4
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates 38 41 .481 5 17-19 21-22 371 425 -54 12-14 28-37
5
Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds 36 42 .462 6.5 19-17 17-25 336 296 40 13-19 30-35
National League – West
  • 1
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    Los Angeles Dodgers 55 27 .671 0 34-9 21-18 425 300 125 24-10 54-24
    2
    Colorado Rockies
    Colorado Rockies 42 38 .525 12 22-15 20-23 444 424 20 18-16 35-34
    3
    Arizona Diamondbacks
    Arizona Diamondbacks 41 41 .500 14 17-22 24-19 423 376 47 14-25 32-37
    4
    San Diego Padres
    San Diego Padres 40 40 .500 14 21-20 19-20 361 388 -27 16-17 33-37
    5
    San Francisco Giants
    San Francisco Giants 34 45 .430 19.5 16-23 18-22 306 399 -93 18-22 28-38

 



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