Wednesday, August 19, 2009


...and not the kind that Jackie Johnson does. Looking ahead, the schedule favors the Dodgers and the Rockies:

    Regular-season games remaining: 42
    Games remaining against opponents currently under .500: 25 (CIN, ARI, SD, PIT, WSH)
    Regular-season games remaining: 43
    Games remaining against opponents currently under .500: 24 (WSH, NYM, ARI, CIN, SD, MIL)
    Regular-season games remaining: 43
    Games remaining against opponents currently under .500: 20 (CIN, ARI, MIL, SD)

The Rockies and Giants have ten more regular-season games against each other, so hopefully they'll beat each other up while the Dodgers take care of their own business. Fasten your seatbelts — it's going to be an interesting next six weeks!

(Thanks to SoSG reader Prof. Dittmore for the reminder!)


Josh S. said...

If the Rockies and Giants split those 10 I'm gonna be so pissed.

Steve Sax said...

Yay, another Jackie Johnson reference!

Fred's Brim said...

i definitely like the prospect of playing WSH and PIT as opposed to 2 more vs WSH plus NYM and MIL. Looks like COL also has a game with FLA to make up

I can't believe the Mets are only 7 games under 500

Paul said...

I never like playing San Diego in September. Very strange things seem to happen in those games.

Some have been great for the Dodgers (like the 4 straight homeruns) and other times not so much (like when San Diego seemed to collect 4 straight infield hits in '91)

rbnlaw said...

I'm stocking up on beer. Maybe some Guinness for shakes.

Steve Sax said...

Jackie Johnson and Guinness shakes.

My thoughts are running amok.

Steve Dittmore said...

Thanks for the props, Orel. Mathematically, Josh, I think the best thing for the Dodgers is a COL-SF split.

After tonight's wins by COL and SF (and before the outcome of the StL-LA game), if we assume LA goes 21-21 over the balance of the season (and COL and SF split their 10 games), COL would need to play .625 ball (20-12) and SF would need to play .656 ball (21-11) just to tie LA. That seems like a tall order for either team given LA's easier schedule.