Chiefs Playoff Race Update…Monday Edition

There are six teams in the 2nd half playoff race for two spots. Here is a schedule matrix for what each team has left:

a 12 a 14-16 a 17-20 a 21-23 a 24-27 a 28-30 a 31-s2 H R
Burlington v. Bel v. KC at QC at Peo v. QC at Bel v. Wis 11 10
Clinton v. Peo v. QC at KC v. Wis at Bel at Peo v. CR 10 11
Kane County v. CR at Bur v. Cli v Bel at Wis at CR v. Peo 11 10
Peoria at Cli at Wis v. CR v. BUR at CR v. CLI at KC 10 11
Quad Cities v. Wis at Cli v. Bur v. CR at Bur at Wis v. Bel 11 10
Wisconsin at QC v. Peo at Bel at Cli v. KC v. QC at Bur 10 11

And here are the standings heading into Monday’s game.

W L Pct GB  Wild Card Games Left
Quad Cities 30 18 0.625  —  — 21
Peoria 25 24 0.510 5.5  — 21
Clinton 23 26 0.469 7.5 2 21
Wisconsin 21 28 0.428 9.5 4 21
Burlington 19 30 0.387 11.5 6 21
Kane County 17 31 0.354 13.0 7.5 21

Quad Cities and Kane County had a game rained out that will NOT be made up. The Chiefs hold the tiebreaker over Quad Cities and Wisconsin while currently leading the season series against Burlington and Kane County but trailing against Clinton.

The Chiefs do have 8 games against Cedar Rapids, the best record in the West all season, but the other 13 games left are against teams behind Peoria in the standings. The Chiefs are 7-5 against Cedar Rapids in 2013, 2-1 at home and 5-4 in Iowa.

We all know the St. Louis Cardinals are in the National League playoff race and currently lead the Wild Card race by 7.5 games (+2 on Cincinnati for the top spot). But in case you haven’t looked at all Minor League Standings, check this out:

Memphis Redbirds – AAA Pacific Coast League – 2nd place, 1 game back
Springfield Cardinals – AA Texas League – In a 3-way tie for 1st place
Palm Beach Cardinals – A+ Florida State League – Tied for 1st place
State College Spikes – SS NY-Penn League – 2nd place, 2 games back, Lead Wild Card
Johnson City Cardinals – Rookie Ball Appalachian League – 3rd place
GCL Cardinals – Rookie Gulf Coast League – 2nd place

All of the Cardinals affiliates are in a top 3 spot, though Johnson City and GCL Cardinals have long shots to make the playoffs as they are both at least seven games back. It is very possible that come September, the Cardinals will have multiple MiLB teams in the post-season and could realistically have as many as five along with the parent club. It is going to be a fun three weeks following all these races!

Tonight is a big game for the Chiefs finishing the series in Clinton. Peoria has done well in 2013 in the rubber match of a 3-game series going 6-2 (3-2 on the road). Tune in online or through the smartphone Apps and TuneIn Radio as we go on the air at 6:45. As always you can follow on twitter as well. Have a great Monday!

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