The National League 25-game pool play regular season is winding down. Teams are fighting for position. The better seeds get home field advantage and get to set their rotations for the series (worse seeds do not). The Cubs are hanging on to first after splitting a 2-game set with the Brewers. The Cardinals are in a tail-spin losing 7 of 8, while the Diamondbacks and Nationals are trending in a better direction.
Team W-L RS RA
Chicago 16- 8 109 90
Milwaukee 15- 9 111 118
Washington 13-10 107 79
Los Angeles 11-12 116 96
Colorado 11-12 117 115
Arizona 11-12 90 98
St. Louis 10-13 113 114
New York 9-14 93 116
Philadelphia (7-5 in Relegated League) will play 8th place team above, with the winner then playing the regular season champion.
The NL Cy Young race shapes up like this. Each of these players has one more scheduled start.
Stats from their last 6-starts:
Chase Anderson, Mil 5-0 1.73 41 IP
Clayton Kershaw, LA 5-1 2.25 44 IP
Max Scherzer, Wsh 4-0 2.54 39 IP
The final regular season games should break a few ties. And of course, everyone wants to see if the Phillies (who won the relegation league) can with their play-in game! It looked like certain to be against the Mets, but still could be Cardinals!