-trans As we do each Monday throughout the season,  today we look at Accuscore’s playoff forecaster to see how the previous week’s games effected the NL playoff race. Despite the Nationals breaking even with a 3-3 record on the week, after taking two of three from Chicago then dropping two of three against Florida, Washington’s playoff chances dipped 3.4% from 13.9%-10.5%. The computer also shrunk the Nationals predicted chances of winning the NL East from 9.3% to 6.3%.

Around the division, Accuscore interestingly did not like the Mets despite the team’s 4-2 record last week. Stephen Oh explains:

“The team that AccuScore’s computers continue to disrespect are the New York Mets. They had a 4-2 week, but like last week their record vs winning teams and on the road continues to be sub-par. Until the Mets start winning a series or two vs a team like Philadelphia, St. Louis or even Florida on the road, they will continue to be stuck at the under 10 percent in playoff percentage club. The Mets did see a +5 percent improvement (4th best in the NL) and this represented a 2.5X increase in playoff percentage from last week.”

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