Here’s a look at this weekends must-see MLB matchups! The regular season has roughly 25 games left and we’ve got some very tight races that may go down to the final day. It’s also possible that a few extra games may be needed to figure things out.
This is actually a four game series and the Orioles won the first game. The Yankees are in serious trouble and there’s a chance they will miss the playoffs altogether. The Orioles are the hottest team in baseball and manager Buck Showalter has done a great job maximizing the talent he’s been given to work with this season.
The Rangers are leading the A.L. West by 5.5 games coming into this weekend. The Rays are sitting only two games behind the Yankees and Orioles in the tight A.L. East.
One area of concern for the Rays is the health of pitcher David Price. Price will miss his turn in the rotation this weekend with shoulder soreness. They can’t afford to lose him down the stretch.
If the playoffs started today neither team would qualify! The Angels are three games out of an A.L. Wildcard spot and the Tigers are 3.5 out. The Tigers are only one game out in the forgiving A.L. Central Division. Both teams have been disappointments this season and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them both sitting alongside the Yankees watching when the playoffs begin.
The Giants have done great without Melky Cabrera and come into this series leading the Dodgers by 4.5 games in the N.L. West Division.
No team in MLB has done as much to reach the postseason as the wheeling and dealing Dodgers, but will it all payoff? The Dodgers are 1.5 games out in the N.L. Wildcard race.
The Giants lead the season series 7-5. They will also meet in L.A. to close the regular season with a three game series.
The A’s are .5 game out in the A.L. Wildcard race and 5.5 behind the Rangers in the A.L. West. The Mariners aren’t going anywhere this season but have played very well since the All-Star break with a 31-20 record. They’re making a late season push to finish .500 or better and will be a tough test for the A’s this weekend.