The crazy (and possible) quadruple tie scenario for the American League Wild Cards


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The crazy (and possible) quadruple tie scenario for the American League Wild Cards

Four teams are fighting for the two Wild Card spots on the “Young Circuit,” which opens up an entertaining, exciting and practically unlikely multiple tie to end the year in MLB.

Less than a week after the end of the regular season for the Big leagues, everything begins to be defined in the face of which teams will go to the postseason. While, in the National League, everything is practically defined, with only four games left, most of the teams are already classified, however, the panorama in the “Young Circuit” is completely different from that of its counterpart.

Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros won their divisions and secured their postseason spots, while the history of Wild cardHowever, it is completely different.

New York Yankees (91-68) owns the first Wild Card spot in the American League, with a comfortable two-game lead over Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners, both with 89 wins and 70 losses, with just three games remaining in the regular season. In fact, if the season ended today, Seattle would go to New York to face the “Bronx bombers”, But since the season does not end today (luckily), the two teams have absolutely nothing for sure and Toronto blue jays is a game away from Boston and Mariners.

This opens up a possibility of a quadruple tie that, despite being complicated, would make the end of the season a real (and very funny) chaos, having serious implications towards the postseason.

This scenario is the following:

  • Yes Blue jays (with a record of 88-71) wins the three remaining matches, (against Baltimore Orioles), plus the Yankees (91-68) don’t win one more game (they go against Tampa Bay Rays), adding that Boston (89-70) won two of three (against Washington Nationals) and the Mariners (89-71) win two of their three remaining games (against the Los Angeles Angels), all would finish with a record of 91 wins and 73 losses, which would force two tiebreaker games to determine who would get the two positions of Wild card and later, they would play between them to define which team advances, using as the headquarters the stadium of the team that won the particular series between them.

In this scenario, the most benefited team, as long as it can achieve the victories, would be the Boston Red Sox, since it won the three particular series against the other teams, therefore both its tiebreaker game, and an eventual game Wild Card, would be played at Fenway Park.

Obviously, the scenario is extremely complicated, since it would depend on one team winning all the games and another losing them, but it falls within the realm of the possible, so the season finale will be one of the most unpredictable, wild and exciting. that have been seen in many years.


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