We’re entering the final stretch of the 2022 baseball season, and as part of the battle for a spot in the postseason, the Dodgers, Astros, and Mets are the only teams to guarantee their presence at the October party. The rest of the teams will have to leave their skins on the field during these last two weeks.
Beyond the American and National League pre-playoff contention, there are several factors that will have a strong flavor to these final days of the MLB regular season.
One of them is the pursuit of the triple crown in the Young Circuit of Aaron Judge, who has been one of the most watched all year for his offensive production with the New York Yankees.
His 59 home runs — just two shy of Roger Maris’ mark — put Judge at the center of sports fans’ attention in the 15 days remaining before the curtain falls, because thanks to his explosiveness with the wood, he has enough cards to pick as his circuit’s MVP.
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However, a determined Shohei Ohtani will not leave the Bronx “Judge” the easy way out.
The Japanese of the Angels, despite his team being eliminated from the entire competition, has shown his best version with 34 homers and 89 charters, in terms of his offense; while on the mound, he puts up great numbers with a record of 13-8, a 2.43 ERA and 196 strikeouts.
Other focuses in these final days of action will focus on the Seattle Mariners, as well as not losing sight of the battle for the wild cards.
With a record of 81-65 (not including yesterday’s game), Seattle appears to be headed for its first postseason since 2001, and all thanks to the boys’ offense; while in the Nationals, the Brewers and Phillies are on the edge of the standings, with just 2.5 games separating the October hoppers.
Fight for the sixth title in Vzla
For Luis Arráez (.317), the remaining 15 days of the regular season will be eternal, because with only one point difference between the rivals for the batting title, Xander Bogaerts and Aaron Judge, at .316, he will have to increase it. lead and thus started to dream of the Venezuelan’s sixth crown in the Champions League.
Andrés Galarra started this way in 1993 with a .370 average with the Rockies; since “Gran Gato”, Magglio Ordóñez, Carlos González, Miguel Cabrera and José Altuve have been privileged to lift the trophy as batting champions in each division.