National League in tight squeeze down stretch


Joey Bova

Christian Yelich of the Miwaukee Brewers at PNC Park.

Joey Bova, Video Editor, Deputy Social Media Editor

As the MLB regular season comes to a close, the National League is in a tight race.

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the NL West with a 97-54 record on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

The rest of the NL West is in it for the long run. The next closest team behind the Dodgers is the Arizona Diamondbacks, but they are 20.5 games behind the Dodgers.

The NL Central, on the other hand, is close. The St. Louis Cardinals lead the NL Central with an 83-66 record with only four games ahead of both the Brewers and Cubs.

The Brewers have an 80-69 record, and the Cubs have an 81-68 record. The Cubs play the Cardinals seven more times this season. Both teams look to take down the Cards and take the first place spot.

The NL East is a whole different story. The Atlanta Braves are destroying their division with a 93-58 record ahead of the Washington Nationals with an 82-66 record.

The Braves clinched the NL East over the weekend and have their spot saved in the playoffs.

With losing Bryce Harper over the summer, the Nationals seem to be doing much better without him.

The New York Mets have a 77-72 record and are pushing to try and beat out the Nationals’ 88-66 record.

The Wildcard race is coming down to the wire, and with only a few games left, it can all come down to the last game of the season.