The Los Angeles Dodgers have mathematically eliminated the San Diego Padres from the National League West.

Joining the San Francisco Giants, who were eliminated last week, the San Diego Padres are now officially eliminated from the National League West, making them the only two teams in baseball who have zero chance to win their division as of August 27th, 2017.

National League West
MLB standings
Team
W
L
Pct
GB
Home
Away
L10
Dodgers
91
38
.705
52-16
39-22
6-4
Diamondbacks
73
58
.557
19.0
42-23
31-35
6-4
Rockies
71
59
.546
20.5
38-25
33-34
4-6
Padres
57
73
.438
34.5
33-30
24-43
3-7
Giants
52
80
.394
40.5
31-35
21-45
4-6

While the Giants have moved to 40.5 games back, the Padres currently sit 34.5 games back. The Padres being one of the worst teams in baseball in 2017 was somewhat expected. Unlike the Giants, the Padres are in the midst of an obvious rebuild. They are carrying mid-tier veterans and adjusting their young prospects to the Major League level in an effort to build a team for the future.

The Padres being eliminated means that the Dodgers have now taken out half of the competition in the National League West. The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies are the only two teams that stand in their way of the National League Division Series berth. The Diamondbacks’ magic number for elimination is at 14 and the Rockies’ magic number for elimination is at 13. Anytime one of them loses or the Dodgers win, the number goes down. Once it hits zero, that team is eliminated from the National League West.

Two down, two to go.

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