Tuesday, September 2, 2008

NL West has seen worse days than now


So you think the NL West is terrible this season?

Maybe so, but it’s not as weak as it was three years ago.

Consider the standings after Sept. 1, 2008; compared to what they were in 2005:

2008
WEST
W
L
PCT
GB
Arizona
70
67
.511
-
LA Dodgers
68
70
.493
2.5
Colorado
65
74
.468
6
San Francisco
59
78
.431
11
San Diego
53
84
.387
17

2005
WEST
W
L
PCT
GB
San Diego
67
66
.504
-
LA Dodgers
61
72
.459
6
Arizona
61
74
.452
7
San Francisco
59
73
.447
7.5
Colorado
52
81
.391
15

As you can see, at least there’s a “race” to the finish this season (which is more than happened in 2005.)

But this time, the Padres aren’t going to win it. And same as last time, nobody deserves to win … but somebody has to!

(* Thanks so much to David A. West of Biola University for information used in this blog.)

2 comments:

sam said...

Make no mistake; it's still a horrible division!

Anonymous said...

The Dodgers play the Padres 9 times in September. They're gonna win it cause the Padres can't beat anybody. The Padres are terrible!