With Atlantic City's 11-inning loss to the Grays last night, the Spirit have clinched the best record in the league for the second consecutive year. (Hooray regular season titles!) This guarantees 'home field advantage' (3,4,5) in the championship series, should we get that far.
With 4 games to go, the magic # sits at 2 to clinch the 2nd half title, which would give us the #1 wild-card team in the playoffs - currently Atlantic City. If Atlantic City comes back to win the 2nd half crown, they would still play us, as we would be the #1 Wildcard - but we'd have to start here and finish in New Jersey.
Playoff matchups right now:
1st Half Champ: New Jersey (hosts 1,2)
#2 WildCard: Nashua (hosts 3,4,5)
2nd Half Leader: North Shore (hosts 3,4,5)
#1 Wild Card: Atlantic City (hosts 1,2)
2nd half title
2 Nashua -1.5
X Quebec -4.0