There’s nonetheless a month and a half remaining within the 2019 MLB season, but the No.1 seed within the National League has just about been locked up. The Los Angele Dodgers (81-41) are tied with the New York Yankees (81-forty one) for the very best document in baseball, giving them a large lead atop the NL standings. There’s a chance that three NL Central groups will sneak into the playoffs. Washington and Chicago are first and second within the NL Wild-Card race. Milwaukee is in third place, just a half-recreation ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies (62-fifty eight). St. Louis has taken over first place within the NL Central with a five-sport successful streak. The division is the most competitive in MLB with the Chicago Cubs (64-fifty six) solely trailing the Cardinals by one share point. The Milwaukee Brewers (63-58) are 1.5 games out of first place in the NL Central.
Jeff Passan:The festering cauldron of mediocrity that’s the Nationwide League. There are the Los Angeles Dodgers , the Atlanta Braves , the Miami Marlins and a dozen other groups doing their greatest imitations of somebody who has been overserved attempting to stroll the road. Just while you’re going in one course, all of a sudden you happen to go within the different. The fourth- and fifth-greatest run differentials belong to the teams with the tenth- and twelfth-greatest data. That soiled dozen are within seven video games of each other, which is sure to lead to an opaque trade market till the final 10 days of July, by which era groups can have made their purchase-or-promote choices.
September 9 – At Dodger Stadium , a duel between the Los Angeles Dodgers ‘ Sandy Koufax and Bob Hendley of the Chicago Cubs is ideal until Dodger left fielder Lou Johnson walks within the fifth inning. Following a sacrifice bunt, Johnson steals third base and scores on a throwing error by Cubs catcher Chris Krug Johnson later has the sport’s only hit, a seventh-inning double. Koufax’s fourth no-hitter in four years is a perfect recreation, the primary in Dodgers historical past. One hit by two clubs in a accomplished nine-inning sport can be a major league document, as is the one runner left on base. The two base runners in a game is an ML document. For Chicago pitchers, it’s the second-hitter they’ve thrown in opposition to the Dodgers this 12 months and lost. A week later within the rematch in Chicago’s Wrigley Subject , Hendley beats Koufax and the Dodgers, 2-1.
September 25 – Although he had not pitched within the Main Leagues since 1953, the Kansas City Athletics send Satchel Paige to the mound. At (approximately) 59 years outdated, he’s the oldest pitcher in Major League historical past. In three innings, he strikes out one, and provides up one hit, a single to Carl Yastrzemski Paige doesn’t earn a choice in the loss to Boston , 5-2.
In the 1965 Main League Baseball season which was contested from April 12 to October 14, 1965, the Houston Colt45s turned the Astros , as they moved from Colt Stadium to the brand new Astrodome , changing into the first team to play their residence games indoors, slightly than open air. It was also the ultimate season for the Braves in Milwaukee , before relocating to Atlanta for the 1966 season. The Los Angeles Angels formally modified their identify to California Angels on September 2, 1965 with only 28 games left within the season in advance of their pending 1966 move to a new stadium in Anaheim.