Sunday, August 27, 2017
Essentially Out of the Race
Once again, the Wild Card race right now is held up by the Diamondbacks and Rockies in the NL, and the only team within plausible grasp of them is the Milwaukee Brewers.
1.5 games behind the Brewers are those unkillable, least-likely-to-take-a-hint St. Louis Cardinals. Despite not really having a terrific rotation, they're still stuffing themselves into the race. But...with the Brewers themselves fighting for a Wild Card spot they don't currently have yet...they'd need for the Brewers to lose, and then either the D-Backs or Rockies to lose, in order to get that spot.
...I honestly can't say with certainty that this is going to happen. I know there's a month left in the season, and the Cardinals are capable of getting lucky...but not this lucky.
The super-duo of Jedd Gyorko and Tommy Pham are excelling this year, and Lance Lynn's having a great season, but there's a TON of 'this player would be a ton better if' statements going around on this roster. And a lot of those are keeping this team from being truly great.
So the Cards are basically out of the race. If somebody could tell THEM that...that'd be great.
Coming Tonight: As the Angels inch closer to the Wild Card race, their new star starter continues his rise to the top.