Daily Rundown: 7th September

By Oliver Connolly, Editor-In-Chief

Happy Labor day! I declare the 2015 pennant races officially open! 

Well, I don’t really have that power and in reality the races have been in full swing for some time. But I can declare the return of the daily rundown to keep you up to date with all the races and biggest headlines from Major League Baseball as we head towards the playoffs. I’m delighted by the return and it in no way is due to pressure from higher-ups. Anyway, onto the rundown.

Results

Sunday, September 6
MATCHUP   RESULT WIN LOSS SAVE

Tampa Bay

New York

NYY 6, TB 4 Ivan Nova Chris Archer Andrew Miller

Baltimore

Toronto

TOR 10, BAL 4 Marco Estrada Chris Tillman  

Cleveland

Detroit

CLE 4, DET 0 Cody Anderson Justin Verlander  

Milwaukee

Cincinnati

CIN 6, MIL 3 Michael Lorenzen Jimmy Nelson Aroldis Chapman

New York

Miami

MIA 4, NYM 3 A.J. Ramos Tyler Clippard  

Philadelphia

Boston

BOS 6, PHI 2 Eduardo Rodriguez Jerad Eickhoff  

Atlanta

Washington

WSH 8, ATL 4 Felipe Rivero Manny Banuelos  

Chicago

Kansas City

CHW 7, KC 5 Erik Johnson Johnny Cueto David Robertson

Minnesota

Houston

HOU 8, MIN 5 Dallas Keuchel Trevor May Luke Gregerson

Arizona

Chicago

CHC 6, ARI 4 Justin Grimm Rubby De La Rosa  

Texas

Los Angeles

LAA 7, TEX 0 Hector Santiago Colby Lewis  

Seattle

Oakland

SEA 3, OAK 2 Hisashi Iwakuma Sean Nolin Tom Wilhelmsen

Los Angeles

San Diego

LAD 5, SD 1 Brett Anderson Andrew Cashner  

San Francisco

Colorado

SF 7, COL 4 Madison Bumgarner Yohan Flande Santiago Casilla

Pittsburgh

St. Louis

PIT 7, STL 1 Gerrit Cole John Lackey

Standings

American League
EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF
Toronto Blue Jays 78 58 .574 47-25 31-33 747 548 +199
New York Yankees 76 59 .563 1.5 39-27 37-32 659 572 +87
Tampa Bay Rays 67 69 .493 11 33-35 34-34 515 530 -15
Baltimore Orioles 65 71 .478 13 38-27 27-44 591 565 +26
Boston Red Sox 64 72 .471 14 37-34 27-38 624 655 -31
CENTRAL W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF
Kansas City Royals 82 54 .603 47-25 35-29 608 523 +85
Minnesota Twins 70 66 .515 12 42-26 28-40 587 601 -14
Cleveland Indians 66 69 .489 15.5 29-34 37-35 550 551 -1
Chicago White Sox 65 70 .481 16.5 33-32 32-38 530 573 -43
Detroit Tigers 62 74 .456 20 31-37 31-37 588 684 -96
WEST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF
Houston Astros 75 62 .547 48-24 27-38 596 492 +104
Texas Rangers 71 64 .526 3 32-32 39-32 591 623 -32
Los Angeles Angels 69 67 .507 5.5 41-28 28-39 548 554 -6
Seattle Mariners 66 71 .482 9 29-36 37-35 549 629 -80
Oakland Athletics 58 79 .423 17 31-41 27-38 568 568 0
National League
EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF
New York Mets 75 61 .551 45-24 30-37 565 506 +59
Washington Nationals 71 65 .522 4 41-26 30-39 600 545 +55
Miami Marlins 57 80 .416 18.5 32-37 25-43 509 567 -58
Atlanta Braves 54 83 .394 21.5 33-32 21-51 488 665 -177
Philadelphia Phillies 53 84 .387 22.5 30-35 23-49 529 705 -176
CENTRAL W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF
St. Louis Cardinals 87 49 .640 49-22 38-27 551 418 +133
Pittsburgh Pirates 81 54 .600 5.5 46-21 35-33 574 494 +80
Chicago Cubs 78 57 .578 8.5 43-28 35-29 564 531 +33
Milwaukee Brewers 60 76 .441 27 33-39 27-37 560 617 -57
Cincinnati Reds 56 79 .415 30.5 30-37 26-42 544 607 -63
WEST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF
Los Angeles Dodgers 78 58 .574 47-21 31-37 558 485 +73
San Francisco Giants 71 66 .518 7.5 38-27 33-39 584 527 +57
San Diego Padres 65 72 .474 13.5 33-35 32-37 560 610 -50
Arizona Diamondbacks 65 72 .474 13.5 31-35 34-37 612 603 +9
Colorado Rockies 56 80 .412 22 31-40 25-40 614 715 -101

Image of the night

Kris Bryant clubbing the longest homerun of the 2015 season.
Kris Bryant clubbing the longest homerun of the 2015 season.

On this day in baseball history

2009:

Thanks to their loss to Chicago, the Pirates become the first franchise in baseball history to post a losing record for 17 consecutive seasons. The dubious streak, which dates back to 1993, surpasses the skid the Phillies endured from 1933 to 1948.

Fun fact alert!

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Today’s games

Monday, September 7
MATCHUP   TIME  (BST) PITCHING MATCHUP

Baltimore

New York

6:00 PM Wei-Yin Chen vs Michael Pineda

New York

Washington

6:05 PM   Jonathon Niese vs Max Scherzer

Tampa Bay

Detroit

6:08 PM   Drew Smyly vs Randy Wolf

Pittsburgh

Cincinnati

6:10 PM   Jeff Locke vs Anthony DeSclafani

Milwaukee

Miami

6:10 PM   Zach Davies vs Justin Nicolino

Toronto

Boston

6:35 PM   Mark Buehrle vs Rick Porcello

Cleveland

Chicago

7:10 PM   Trevor Bauer vs Chris Sale

Chicago

St. Louis

7:15 PM   Dan Haren vs Lance Lynn

Houston

Oakland

9:05 PM   Mike Fiers vs Felix Doubront

Colorado

San Diego

9:10 PM   Kyle Kendrick vs Ian Kennedy

San Francisco

Arizona

9:10 PM   Mike Leake vs Patrick Corbin

Texas

Seattle

11:40 PM   Yovani Gallardo vs Roenis Elias

Atlanta

Philadelphia

12:05 AM   Williams Perez vs Aaron Harang

Minnesota

Kansas City

1:10 AM   Tommy Milone vs Yordano Ventura

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

2:05 AM   Zack Greinke vs Nick Tropeano

External Links

Buster Olney with an interesting column about lefties and the strike zone (insider)

Scott Boras. I mean Matt Harvey, penned this piece for the players tribune after the recent hoopla surrounding his fake, non-existent, innings limit that could have cost him pitching in the playoffs (that never existed).

Kiley McDaniel on the likely scenarios for front office vacancies. 

With football season upon us check out our sister site UKEndZone.

Internal Links

We’ve had graphical overhaul. Lets us know what you think!

Derek Helling analyzes the cost per win ratio for teams thus far. 

Patrick and Casey discussed the Matt Harvey drama and much more on the latest edition of Bullpen Banter. 

Finally, Casey’s weekly power rankings should give all fans some solace this week.

That’s all for today folks. Have a good labor day. Until next time. 

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