Playoff Odds

Baseball Prospectus’ Postseason Odds gives the Phillies a slight advantage in winning the division (51%-49%) and only just over a 1 in 12 chance of winning the Wild Card, so it looks like we should focus on the Mets. Just sweep the Nats this weekend, and we should be fine. If only Adam Eaton weren’t pitching tomorrow….

First Place!

Thanks to the Mets being on their way to a near historic collapse, the Phillies are now tied for first place in the National League East. (I’m trying hard not to get invested, because I just know the Phillies will break my heart, but they’re really making it hard.)

But, here’s who to root for this weekend:

The Phillies (of course)
The Marlins (playing the Mets)
The Brewers (playing San Diego, who’s still first in the wild card)
The Orioles (playing the Yankees. Yeah, the Yankees have clinched the playoffs, but we must always root against the Yankees.)

Go Phils!