Saturday, August 06, 2005

Rockies Win!

6 to 4 victory over the abysmal Diamondbacks.

NL West:
Team: Record GB

San Diego: 54-55 ---
Arizona: 53-58 2.0
Los Angeles: 49-60 5.0
San Francisco: 47-61 6.5
Colorado: 40-68 13.5

The worst non-strike playoff team since 1900? The 1973 New York Mets, who went 82-79. The Rockies are closer to their division lead than the Minnesota Twins are. Now, I have no illusions about the Rockies somehow pulling off a division victory, but I don't think fourth place is out of the question.

They were 7-34 on the road before the All-Star Break. Since the All-Star Break, they are 6-7. If they had played .461 ball on the road before the break, they would be 52-56. That would put them 1.5 games out.

Most likely, it would put them in the division lead, seeing as several of their 1st half road losses came against division foes. The NL West is bad, but it isn't THAT bad.

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