The DMV is cranking out some amazing baseball. The Baltimore Orioles are tied for first in the AL East and have won 21 of their last 30 games. The Washington Nationals have a 7.5 game lead in the NL East and own baseball’s best record (83-54).
Washington just about has their division locked up, while the O’s hope to remain in the playoff race with seven upcoming games against the Yankees and Rays.
If the season ended today, they would both be playing postseason baseball.
Jamie Mottram of Mister Irrelevant points out that there’s at best a three percent chance that the Nationals and Orioles meet in the World Series. Washington has at least a 25 percent chance of winning the pennant and if the Orioles earn a Wild Card spot, they have about a 12.5 percent chance of playing in the fall classic.
It would be a Battle Of The Beltways like no other.