Midwest League Playoff Picture

Tonight I wanted to take a moment and look at the playoff picture for the Beloit Snappers and the Midwest League.  Here are the 2nd half standings after games on August 15, 2013.

Western
Club Win Loss Games Behind
Cedar Rapids Kernels 34 18
Quad Cities River Bandits 30 21 3.5
Clinton LumberKings 26 26 8.0
Peoria Chiefs 26 26 8.0
Beloit Snappers 24 28 10.0
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 23 29 11.0
Burlington Bees 21 31 13.0
Kane County Cougars 19 32 14.5
Eastern
Club Win Loss Games Behind
Great Lakes Loons 31 21
Bowling Green Hot Rods 31 22 0.5
South Bend Silver Hawks 31 22 0.5
Dayton Dragons 29 24 2.5
Lake County Captains 27 25 4.0
West Michigan Whitecaps 24 26 6.0
Lansing Lugnuts 21 32 10.5
Fort Wayne TinCaps 19 33 12.0

In the Midwest League 4 teams from each division advance to the playoffs.  The 1st and 2nd place teams for both divisions from the first half make the playoffs.  The 1st and 2nd place teams from the 2nd half also advance to the playoffs.  Here are the rest of the rules:  (taken from the MiLB website)

  • **If the first-place team in the second half has already qualified as a first-half entrant (either as Champion or Wild Card), then the team finishing in second place in the second half shall qualify as the “Second-Half Champion.”
  • **If the second place team in the second half has already qualified (as a First-Half Champion or Wild Card or Second-Half Champion) then the team finishing in third place in the second half shall qualify as the “Second-Half Wild Card.”
  • **If the third place team in the second half has already qualified (as a First-Half Champion or Wild Card), then the team finishing in fourth place in the second half shall qualify as the “Second-Half Wild Card.”

The Beloit Snappers won the Western Division and the South Bend Silver Hawks won the Eastern Division in the 1st half so they are in the playoff picture.  Also included thus far is the Cedar Rapids Kernels from the Western Division and the Fort Wayne TinCaps from the Eastern Division.  They are both wild card teams.

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