Last night hurt, since both Los Angeles and Houston won their games. To be fair, the Astros could have one the next four games with the number of runs they scored.
The Twins can no longer win the Wild Card straight out. They can only hope for a tiebreaker, through the following conditions:
- The Twins must win both games. If they lose, they're done.
- The Astros must lose both games. If the Astros win, the Twins are done.
- The Angels cannot win more than one game.
- Basically, any combination of Twins losses or Astros wins leading to one means elimination. So that's fun.
Suffice it to say, the odds are stacked heavily in favor of the Twins. Let's see what happens.
|Wild Card Teams||W||L||PCT||WCGB||E#||L10||STRK|
|New York Yankees||87||72||.547||+2.5||-||5-5||W1|
|Los Angeles Angels||84||76||.525||1.0||2||8-2||W1|
Twins: LOSS, 3-1
Astros: WIN, 21-5
Angels: WIN, 2-1
Twins (83-77) vs Royals (93-67), 12:05pm CDT
Probable Pitchers: Tommy Milone vs Yordano Ventura
Astros (85-75) at Diamondbacks (78-82), 7:10pm CDT
Probable Pitchers: Collin McHugh vs Jeremy Hellickson
Angels (84-76) at Rangers (87-73), 12:05pm CDT
Probable Pitchers: Hector Santiago vs Colby Lewis
|Date||Minnesota Twins||Houston Astros||Los Angeles Angels|
|Sunday, October 4||vs Royals||at Diamondbacks||at Rangers|
There's Always Hope: On This Date In 2009 (before play)