When division opponents square up, they match up for eighteen games in a season (if you have five teams in your division). Most teams still have games left to go against their divisional foes, but there are some remarkable head-to-head records between some teams.
The San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies
Highlight/lowlight: Barry Zito CG SHO of the Rox
The Chicago White Sox over the Minnesota Twins
Highlight/lowlight: Joe Mauer does “Head & Shoulders” commercial during pop up in fair territory, ball drops, Joe then makes obligatory toss to the girl he was talking, everybody scores. (phrasing)
The Tampa Bay Rays over the Toronto Blue Jays
Highlight/lowlight: Toronto fans tired of Joe Maddon saying “That’s a hit!” after nearly every game
The Washington Nationals over the New York Mets
Highlight/lowlight: Nats won all three extra inning affairs with the Mets, including a 8-2 10 inning victory
The Milwaukee Brewers over the Chicago Cubs
Highlight/lowlight: One of the thirteen wins were shutouts. Two of the four losses were shutouts. But, there was never less than 28,000 to see these two teams play, so that’s pretty good.
No team gets mentioned twice within these matchups, and had I continued to twelve wins/losses we would’ve seen the rest of the AL Central (yes, every team), and a bunch of other NL teams.
A lot of people might imagine that the Astros should be on this list of 13-14 losses, but they will not take part in any such list this season, with many thanks to the NL Central’s six-team layout. Their worst mark is 5-12 against the Pirates in terms of the number of losses, but nobody will get to push them to 13 losses. As you may know, the 50-103 Houston team has only one winning head-to-head record in the NL, and that’s against the Mets (4-2).