On July 27th, during the 100th game of the :valencianos:, Ricardo Galarza became the first pitcher to strike out 15 batters in a single game during the 1885 season, tying the franchise record and putting the strikeout crown for the entire :lnp: firmly in his camp.

Also on July 27th, the first three teams officially got bounced out of the playoffs. None were a surprise.

:criollos: (LH)
22-76, last appearance in 1875

:gallitos: (LH)
26-75, last appearance in 1876

:soles: (LB)
27-74, last appearance in 1875

On July 28th, those three were joined by a fourth:

:pescadores: (LB)
29-72, last appearance 1883

On the bright side, there is finally one team definitely in the playoffs:

:valencianos: (LB)
80-21, last appearance 1884

On July 29th, another team entered the playoffs:

:potros: (LB)
67-33, last appearance 1884

Another team enters the playoffs on July 31st:

:mulos: (LB)
64-40, last missed 1876

Some more playoff news, starting with the outs, sorted by date of announcement:

8/1:

:atenienses: (LH)
30-72, last appeared 1875

8/3:

:artesanos: (LH)
34-71, last appeared 1884 :oof:

8/4:

:cuervos: (LB)
37-72, last appeared 1871 (also :oof:)

8/5:

[sigh]

:ingenieros: (LH)
37-70, have not yet appeared

Next, the one in, similarly sorted:

8/3:

:capitanes: (LH)
71-35, 15th division banner, have yet to miss

We've got some more updates on the playoff picture for you:

8/6:

:jueyeros: (LB Sureste)—in!
76-32
4th division banner
10th playoff appearance
last missed 1880

8/7:

:maceteros: (LB Costa Norte)—in!
63-45
14th division banner
last missed 1877

:grises: (LH Este)—in!
63-46
4th division banner
last missed 1880

8/8:

:tiburones: (LB Noroeste)—in!
55-53
15th division banner
hasn't missed

Also 8/8:

:arzobispos: (LB Noroeste)—out!
39-72
has never appeared

:palomas: (LB Cordillera Este)—out!
42-68
2 division banners
3 playoff appearances
last appeared 1881

:guabaleros: (LB Cordillera Este)—out!
41-68
1 division banner
last appeared 1871 (:oof:)

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8/9:

:maratonistas: (LB Metro Sur)—out!
42-68
1 division banner
last appeared 1871

:llaneros: (LH Metro Oeste)—out!
44-68
1 division banner
4 playoff appearances
last appeared 1879

8/10:

:toritos: (LH Valle Costero Sur)—in!
67-43
5 division banners
last missed 1882

Also 8/10:

:tainos: (LH Valle del Turabo)—in!
76-37
8 division banners
10 playoff appearances
last missed 1883

:samaritanos: (LH Valle del Turabo)—in!
76-34
4 division banners
last missed 1880

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