The bell tolls for San Diego

The San Diego Padres were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention Monday night after St. Louis beat Houston earlier in the evening.

Eleven teams have been mathematically eliminated. Three teams have clinched playoff spots, all in the NL.

[For those new to this, I’ve been marking when each team in MLB is mathematically eliminated with the same tagline and a picture of a player named Bell who played for the team. Except for the Twins, who have managed to never have a player named Bell on their team in 112 seasons.]

MLB Death Watch

The Kansas City Royals will be mathematically eliminated with either a loss to Cleveland or a White Sox win over the Angels or a Tigers sweep of doubleheader against Minnesota.

The San Diego Padres will be mathematically eliminated with a loss to the Giants combined with a Cardinals win over the Cubs.