I missed updating this last night, and for that, I apologize. As it turns out though, not much changed. Of all the teams on our list, only two teams, the White Sox and Angels, did not split the two games they played.
Sept. 4, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Arizona Diamondbacks pinch runnerTony Campana
(left) dives back to first base during a pickoff attempt by Toronto Blue Jays first basemanEdwin Encarnacion
in the seventh inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
In fact, the only movement of note is Seattle and the Phillies flipping spots.
The Jays really should have made more headway in the wrong direction but, after some stellar defense all series versus the Diamondbacks, Edwin Encarnacion‘s circus act at first triggered a rally that couldn’t be stopped.
In other news, of the Blue Jays affiliate playoff aspirations, both the teams that share the Blue Jay name are now done while the Vancouver Canadians head to their third straight Northwest Championship series.
Let’s hope at least one of the two picks the Jays have in 2014 end up in Vancouver from the off.