Now with the season finally coming to a close I wanted to take a quick look at the teams that are already in and those still fighting for a spot in the Playoffs in the NL. Here is a snapshot at how the teams are doing this September pitching wise.Team W L W-L% ERA ▴SFG 18 8 .692 1.78PHI 21 6 .778 3.10ATL 13 14 .481 3.49SDP 12 16 .429 3.66CIN 12 15 .444 3.69Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/1/2010.The Phillies at 21-6 boast the best win record but look at the Giants ERA this month an incredible 1.78/era. Which has come playing against the Dodgers, Diamond Backs, Padres, Brewers, Cubs and Rockies.Here is a look at how those same teams have done offensively this September.Team R H HR RBI BA OBP SLG OPS BAbipPHI 142 263 35 138 .286 .367 .461 .827 .317CIN 114 240 30 110 .260 .337 .415 .752 .310SFG 97 196 36 92 .230 .291 .406 .697 .252ATL 92 219 16 87 .244 .319 .359 .678 .291SDP 81 205 22 79 .229 .293 .342 .635 .273Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/1/2010.Not surprisingly the Phillies lead the way with a .827/OPS with the Reds in 2nd with a .752/OPS but look who leads the pack in Homers. The Giants with 36/HR have been hitting the longball with the rookie Posey leading the team with 7/HR.I have to say I like the Giants how they match up pitching wise vs the Phillies. Yes the Phillies have Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels but the Giants can counter that quite well with Lincecum, Cain and Bumgarner. Don't forget the Giants have another weapon by the name of Jonathan Sanchez they can throw in there that has pitched well also.Dare I say it? GO GIANTS!!!