It had been entirely too long since a post, and so I'm making a resolution: at least one post every day this month. Let's see if I can make it happen.
It's going to be a fun pennant race this year with Lansing, Fort Wayne, and Bowling Green vying for the last two playoff spots. Currently the Nuts and the TinCaps are tied with the Hot Rods two games back.
Who's in the driver's seat?
Well... today is the last game between the Lugnuts and the Hot Rods in the regular season. The remaining games for each team:
Lansing - 11 games vs. Fort Wayne, 7 games vs. Dayton, 6 games vs. West Michigan, 4 games vs. Great Lakes, 3 games vs. South Bend, 3 games vs. Lake County.
Fort Wayne - 11 games vs. Lansing, 8 games vs. Bowling Green, 6 games vs. West Michigan, 3 games vs. South Bend, 3 games vs. Great Lakes, 3 games vs. Lake County.
Bowling Green - 8 games vs. Fort Wayne, 7 games vs. South Bend, 6 games vs. Great Lakes, 6 games vs. Lake County, 3 games vs. Dayton, 3 games vs. West Michigan.
The clear advantage, looking at that schedule, goes to the Lugnuts. The two worst teams in the division are Dayton and South Bend; the Lugs get 13 games against them while Fort Wayne and Bowling Green only get six.