05 October 2016

Jays Double World Series Expectancy as Giants Face Off against Favored Mets

This post is one in a series about the 2016 MLB Playoffs and World Series.

Last night, in a thrilling competition that included everything from beer-can projectiles to bullpen mismanagement and a dramatic three-run walk-off blast by Edwin Encarnacion, the Toronto Blue Jays eliminated the Baltimore Orioles from the playoffs. In doing so, the Jays nearly doubled their World Series expectancy from 7% to 13%. Toronto will begin the ALDS against the Texas Rangers as 60% favorites to advance.

The biggest loser of last night's game, other than Baltimore, is Texas, whose chances of advancing to the ALCS dropped 3%. The rest of the pack remains relatively unaffected by last night's results.

Tonight, the New York Mets face off against the San Francisco Giants for the National League Wild Card. RPScore rates the Mets and Giants almost even, but gives the edge to New York due to home field advantage. Tune in after tonight's game to see how the results of this contest affect the competing clubs and the remaining playoff squads.

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