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NL 2019 CLINCH SUMMARY     N L Eliminations Magic Nos. Magic No. September 16, 2019    
NL DIVISION STDGS   SUMMARY of 2019 NL "EARLY ELIMINATIONS" Detected at Elim. "Delay" 12:14 PM PDT    
NL WILD CARD STDGS   DETECTED BY PENNANT SOLUTIONS 3 5 6      
               
      Leader Min W Trailer   Mag. Pennant   Teams Raising Sum of   #Non-Combo Wins    
Approaching Elim   Wins Target Losses   No. Solution Delta Target W Wins SGR to Increase MinWin      
                               
                             
ELIMINATED PS PS At Elimination:       Magic Updated MN MN "ELIM"      
TEAMS (PS Only) ELIM ELIM Wins   Min Trlr --------- CAUSED BY --------- Teams Raising Number Magic "ELIM" #DAYS      
DIV TEAM DAY DATE Sum SGR W L LOSS to and / or WINS by: Target W at ELIM Number DATE LATE        
NL CENT CIN THU. 9-12 160 7 84 79 Wins by STL & CUBS STL, CUBS 2 0 9-14 2        
NL CENT PIT SUN. 9-08 157 7 82 81 LOSS to STL STL, CUBS 1 0 9-10 2        
NL WC 2 MIAMI SUN. 9-01 476 49 75 88 LOSS to WAS AZ, SD, CUBS, CIN, 2 0 9-03 2        
                               
  RECENT HIGHLIGHTS & PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS: WHO'S GONE, WHO'S NEXT ?        
             
*NEW* 14. CIN ELIM from NL C THU. - Wins by BOTH STL & CUBS Pushed MinWin to 84 - Magic No. STILL 2 AT ELIMINATION !!        
9-13 A. COL's THU. LOSS (#85) Eliminated Them From Playoffs; Earlier MIL Win (#78) Matched MinWin, Magic No. 0 at Elim        
4:00 PM PDT          
             
PREVIOUS National League ELIM POSTS        
         
  13. CIN ELIM from NL C: Wed. LOSS Reduced Magic No. to THREE, BUT PENNANT SOLUTION is Now Down to ONE        
9-12 A. CIN NL C - THU. WINS BY STL & CUBS, OR LOSS BY CIN, PUTS CIN OUT OF NL C; Magic No. STILL TWO Either Way !!      
1:30 AM B. COL WC - WED WIN BY MIL Pushed MinWin to 78; NEXT COL LOSS (#85) Would Eliminate Them From Playoffs        
PDT (MinWin of 78 Produced by 6 Teams Totaling 439 Wins, Plus 24 Games Left Among That Group)        
         
9-11 12. PIT Eliminated From NL C SUNDAY 9-08; Magic No. STILL ONE 2 Days Later          
4:45 PM A. CIN NL C - WINS BY STL, CUBS; LOSS BY CINCINNATI          
PDT B. COL WC - WINS BY AZ, MIL Would Push MinWin to 78; COL LOSS (#85) Would Then Eliminate Them        
             
9-10 11. PIT Eliminated From NL C SUNDAY 9-08; Magic No. STILL ONE 2 Days Later          
12 Noon A. CIN Up Next in NL C - Pennant Solution Down to Three, with Delta of Two          
PDT B. COL PS = 2 in WC - but slim Delta Disappeared as Expected          
         
  10. PIT Eliminated SUNDAY 9-08 by 2nd Straight LOSS to STL          
9-08 A. MinWin Reached 82 on SAT. (STL WIN) - 81st LOSS on SUNDAY Eliminates PIT by Pennant Solution        
7:30 PM B. SUNDAY'S STL W, PIT L Drops Magic No. from 3 to 1 - PIT Out But Magic No. STILL ONE !        
PDT C. COL has Magic No. 3, PS 2 - but that slim Delta not likely to be sustained          
             
9-07     UPDATE: NO CHANGE TO 9., EXCEPT SUBSTITUTE "SUN." for "SAT."          
10:15 AM PDT          
9-06 9. PIT Magic No. Down to 5, But Pennant Solution is 3 - Could Be Out of NL C by SAT. if They LOSE TWO to STL        
11:00 AM A. Two Losses Only Reduce PS by 2 - but each loss also means STL W, first STL W moves MinWin to 78        
PDT B. COL has Magic No. 5, PS 4 - but that slim Delta not likely to be sustained          
         
9-04 8. NL C Delta Down to 2, WC 2 Delta Down to 1 - Closest to Elimination is NL C PIT, PS at FIVE          
2:25 PM PDT          
         
2:00 PM B U L L E T I N ! ! MIAMI OUT W/ SUNDAY LOSS - Magic No. TWO AT ELIMINATION !!          
             
  7. MIAMI Could Be Out of Playoffs by Sunday, with Magic Number as High as THREE at ELIM !!!          
9-01 A. Magic Number in WC2 is 3 - But MinWin (75) is TWO AHEAD of Division Leader (Cubs, 73 W), So PS Down to ONE !    
11:15 AM B. That Means NEXT LOSS Eliminates MIA (i.e., Possibly Sun.)          
PDT C. Cubs Already Lost on Sat.; If They Lose on Sun. Also, Delta Remains at TWO Even If MIA is Eliminated      
  D. If MinWin Goes to 76 Due to Sat.-Sun. Wins by (AZ, S D, CIN), MIAMI Eliminated EVEN IF THEY WIN SUNDAY !      
         
  6. MIAMI Could Be Out of Playoffs by Sunday, with Magic Number as High as THREE at ELIM !!!          
8-31 A. Magic Number in WC2 is 4 - But MinWin (75) is TWO AHEAD of Division Leader (Cubs, 73 W), So PS Down to TWO !!    
5:00 PM B. That Means TWO LOSSES Eliminate MIA (i.e., Possibly by Sun.)          
PDT C. Cubs Already Lost on Sat.; If They Lose on Sun. Also, Delta Remains at TWO Even If MIA is Eliminated      
  D. If MinWin Goes to 76 Due to Sat.-Sun. Wins by (AZ, S D, CIN), Delta (& Magic No.) Upped as High as THREE (depends on CUBS)  
         
  5. MIAMI Could Be Out of Playoffs by Saturday, with Magic Number as High as FOUR at ELIM          
8-30   A. Current Magic Number in WC2 is 6 - But MinWin (75) is THREE AHEAD of Division Leader (Cubs, 72 W)        
1:00 PM   B. Still Researching Most Likely Ways to Advance MinWin; Could Include 7 TEAMS (see Table Above)        
PDT   C. If MinWin Adds 1 (75 to 76) AND MIA Drops TWO to WAS, MIA Eliminated; Magic No. High as FOUR (depends on CUBS)    
         
8-29 4. MIAMI Could Be Out of Playoffs by Saturday, with Magic Number as High as FOUR at ELIM          
4:15 pm   A. Current Magic Number in WC2 is 7 - But MinWin (74) is THREE AHEAD of Division Leader (Cubs, 71)        
PDT   B. Two Most Likely Ways to Advance MinWin include WAS - And WAS Hosts MIA This Weekend !        
    C. If MIA Loses to CIN Thu. & Drops TWO to WAS, MIA Eliminated; Magic No. High as FOUR (depends on CUBS)      
         
8-27 3. MIAMI Out of NL E by Monday Loss to CIN (via Magic No.); Next on Radar is MIA Out of WC2 - But Not for a While        
3:45 pm   Most Likely Combination to Advance MinWin from 74 to 75 Now Involves 7 Teams          
PDT          
  2. MIAMI Magic No. is Now Down to ONE (ATL W on SUN.); Next MIA L or ATL W & MIA Out of NL E      
8-25 A. Still Several Ways That MinWin Advances to 81 MON. or TUE. - BUT Most Involve ATL W, Which Triggers Magic No. ELIM      
7:00 pm B. Are a FEW WAYS MinWin Advances WITHOUT ATL W. If One Occurs Before Next MIA L, MIA ELIM, Magic No. STILL ONE !      
PDT C. Two Most Likely Cases for Outcome in B. Are WAS W or 2 W by PHI. Neither Possible MON. (WAS Idle), Either Possible by TUE.    
      (BOTH of These Cases Are Shown in Table Above - One in Each Row)      
         
  1. MIAMI Can Be Eliminated from NL EAST SUNDAY - Either By Traditional Magic No. OR By PENNANT SOLUTION        
8-24   A. Magic Number is Simple - ATLANTA WINS, MIAMI LOSES, & MIAMI IS ELIMINATED          
8:00 pm   B. PS is EVEN SIMPLER ! Because PS is Already Down to 1, MIAMI LOSES & THEY'RE OUT          
PDT   C. PS is Running 1 Ahead of the Magic Number Because the Division MinWin Has Reached 80, While ATL is Still at 79 W        
      (You Have to Include ALL FOUR East Teams Other Than MIAMI to Calculate This Result - see Table Above)        
         
             
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