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TOSS MLB Tie Table (7/01)

It’s been 2 weeks since my last update. There have been plenty of examples for ending games at 9 innings or maybe just add 1 Extra Inning to the game and end it at 10. The best example over the last 2 weeks was the Rays vs Twins marathon. There’s no reason for the Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins to play 18 innings, using up 19 pitchers between the 2 ball clubs so 1 team can say they were better than the other on that given day. My thoughts are if you are tied through 17 innings, you’re equally as good as one another on the day. Instead, they played an extra game in the series without being compensated for it through record.

Other notable keys over the past 2 weeks in the world of Baseball:

  • The Winless Extra Inning teams are no more. On back to back days the White Sox and Dodgers won their 1st Extra Inning game of the season. The White Sox won their first EI game on June 21st with Dodgers following them up on June 22nd to bring everyone out of the depths of 0 wins.
  • Arizona lost the lead on EI wins briefly but still lead all the MLB with 12 EI games played in 2019.
  • 3 teams have 7 EI Wins on the season to lead the majors:
    • Arizona: 7-5
    • Atlanta: 7-3
    • Pittsburgh: 7-4
  • The Houston Astros have the best record in extras sitting at 6-1

Below I’ll show the records if we recorded every extra inning game as if they were ties and then I’ll provide the updated TOSS TIE TABLE to see how the power rankings play out.

As you’ll see below, ties make the playoff races more interesting. If utilizing only 9 innings to view the total/real picture of the MLB landscape, you’ll see some teams in the playoff hunt in this scenario when compared to how things are playing out in actuality.

The biggest differences would be tiebreakers as evidenced with the Chicago Cubs lead in the division over the Milwaukee Brewers instead of a tie at the top.

The other main difference are the Wild Card races. Oakland has been a TOSS table wild card team for weeks because they are 2-6 in Extra Inning games this year. Losing only 1 game in the 10th while losing the other 5 games in the 11th, 12th, and 13th innings. Through this lens the Athletics would seem to be a team whose record doesn’t accurately reflect how good they’ve been.

Arizona Diamondbacks363812
Atlanta Braves433210
Baltimore Orioles23555
Boston Red Sox38379
Chicago Cubs42366
Chicago White Sox38412
Cincinnati Reds36387
Cleveland Indians43355
Colorado Rockies383610
Detroit Tigers24487
Houston Astros47317
Kansas City Royals27498
Los Angeles Angels41413
Los Angeles Dodgers56273
Miami Marlins29458
Milwaukee Brewers41376
Minnesota Twins50285
New York Mets35428
New York Yankees51265
Oakland Athletics44338
Philadelphia Phillies41367
Pittsburgh Pirates323911
San Diego Padres40376
San Francisco Giants32456
Seattle Mariners32488
St. Louis Cardinals35389
Tampa Bay Rays45327
Texas Rangers43347
Toronto Blue Jays28488
Washington Nationals40385
  • AL Playoff Picture:
    • New York Yankees
    • Minnesota Twins
    • Houston Astros
      • Tampa Bay Rays
      • Oakland Athletics
  • NL Playoff Picture:
    • Los Angeles Dodgers
    • Atlanta Braves
    • Chicago Cubs
      • Philadelphia Phillies
      • Milwaukee Brewers
Los Angeles Dodgers57.5
New York Yankees53.5
Minnesota Twins52.5
Houston Astros50.5
Tampa Bay Rays48.5
Atlanta Braves48
Oakland Athletics48
Texas Rangers46.5
Cleveland Indians45.5
Chicago Cubs45
Philadelphia Phillies44.5
Milwaukee Brewers44
San Diego Padres43
Colorado Rockies43
Boston Red Sox42.5
Los Angeles Angels42.5
Washington Nationals42.5
Arizona Diamondbacks42
St. Louis Cardinals39.5
Cincinnati Reds39.5
New York Mets39
Chicago White Sox39
Pittsburgh Pirates37.5
Seattle Mariners36
San Francisco Giants35
Miami Marlins33
Toronto Blue Jays32
Kansas City Royals31
Detroit Tigers27.5
Baltimore Orioles25.5



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