144 or so down, 18 or so to go.
Toronto has a 1-run lead over the Yankees (3 GB).
Kansas City has a 12-run lead over the Twins (10 GB).
Texas has a 1-run lead over the Astros, but the Astros have a man on 3rd (0.5 GB).
The Mets have a 10-run lead over the Nats (8.5 GB).
St. Louis has a 1-run lead over the Pirates (3 GB).
The Dodgers have an 8-run lead over the Giants (7.5 GB).
And then there’s the wild card, where the Yankees (+2.5) are just ahead of Houston, who are just ahead of the Twins (1.5 GB), who are just ahead of the Angels (3.5 GB), who are just ahead of Cleveland (5 GB).
In the NL, the Pirates (+4) are ahead of the Cubs, who are really far in front of the Giants (7.5 GB). Holy heck, that NL Central.
Upsets? Drama? Crushing blows and revitalizing rallies?
Gol dern, but I sure do love September.