Knowing full well that it is and NEVER WILL BE any solace if/when this team fails to win a World Series this October ... LA may actually clinch the division as early as Labor Day weekend. The 98 Yanks have the divisional era record by clinching on Aug 29, which is the record, FWIW. Obviously, while clinching is great, the feckin Astros haven't let the hell up in three weeks, and home field advantage - if this bed-shitting Dodger team doesn't manage to eff up and get bumped out of the playoffs before the Fall Classic - looms large. On July 16, Houston was 59-37, while LA was 63-34, holding a 3.5 game lead in HFA at that point. Now, it's a half game, and Houston gets 14 games in two weeks against the A's, ChiSox, Tigers, and Angels. I can see them going hog-wild against those teams (14 games), while LA can do decently at Miami, Atlanta, NY Mets, and the Jays (12 games) and still end up behind the Astros when the smoke clears. Anyway, my question to you stathounds in here ... LA had HFA in 2017, and it didn't help in games 2 and 7 here. Might not playing a potential 3-4-5 in LA be better than 1-2-6-7 in LA? All that's needed in that bandbox in Houston in a potential games 1 or 2 is to steal one. The Dodgers just need ONE Marwin Gonzalez and Houston just needs to let Kenley pitch to him ... and we are champions, no?