2019 MLB season: who has the easiest September schedule?

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 28: Trent Grisham #2 of the Milwaukee Brewers runs to second base past Tommy Edman #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Miller Park on August 28, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 28: Trent Grisham #2 of the Milwaukee Brewers runs to second base past Tommy Edman #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Miller Park on August 28, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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2019 MLB Season: Easiest September Schedule

NL wild card

As of Thursday, the Nationals held a three-game advantage on the Cubs for the first wild card spot, with Philadelphia two games in back of the Cubs, Milwaukee three and one-half out, the Mets four out and the Diamondbacks four and one-half behind.

Here’s a synopsis of what each of those teams faces in September:

Washington

Games against division leaders (13) – Atlanta 7, Minnesota 3, St. Louis 3.

Games against wild card contenders: (11) — Cleveland 3, New York Mets 3, Philadelphia 5.

Games against non-contenders (4) — Miami 4.

Average winning percentage of September opponents — .537.

Chicago Cubs

Games against division leaders (7) – St. Louis 7.

Games against wild card contenders (5) – Milwaukee 5.

Games against non-contenders (15) – Pittsburgh 6, San Diego 4, Cincinnati 3, Seattle 2.

Average winning percentage of September opponents — .498.

Philadelphia

Games against division leaders (7) – Atlanta 7.

Games against wild card contenders (14) – New York Mets 4, Washington 5, Boston 2, Cleveland 3.

Games against non-contenders (7) – Cincinnati 4, Miami 3.

Average winning percentage of September opponents — .541.

Milwaukee

Games against division leaders (5) – St. Louis 3, Houston 2.

Games against wild card contenders (5) – Chicago Cubs 5.

Games against non-contenders (17) – Miami 4, San Diego 4, Pittsburgh 3. Cincinnati 3, Colorado 3.

Average winning percentage of September opponents — .478.

New York Mets

Games against division leaders (6) – Atlanta 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 3.

Games against wild card contenders (11); Philadelphia 4, Washington 3, Arizona 4.

Games against non-contenders (10) – Miami 4, Colorado 3, Cincinnati 3.

Average winning percentage of September opponents — .514.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Games against division leaders: (4). St. Louis 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 1.

Games against wild card contenders (4) New York Mets 4.

Games against non-contenders (18) – San Diego 9, Cincinnati 6, Miami 3.

Average winning percentage of September opponents — .489