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  1. #181
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
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    Skinker-DeBaliviere, Saint Louis
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Green View Post
    Cardinals with a three game lead on the Cubs and Brewers with 10 games remaining. This weekend's four game series, on the road against the Cubs, is critical. Brewers play three against the Pirates.
    I keep waiting for a September crash/burn and it hasn't happened quite yet. You really can't argue with facing the Nationals' three aces in three days and winning two.

    A movie is not about what it's about; it's about how it's about it.
    ---Roger Ebert


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    Who’s gonna bury who
    We need a love like Johnny, Johnny and June
    ---Over the Rhine

  2. #182
    You know what's not good for a team heading into the post-season with a decided starting pitching disadvantage to the (likely) top seed? Losing* one of your best starters to a domestic abuse investigation.

    It's really not hard to go through life without physically hurting other people, yet so many people can't manage it.

    *Just on leave during an investigation at the moment, which can last a week before he's suspended or not, but certainly not a good sign.
    Demented and sad, but social, right?

  3. #183
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Chicago
    Quote Originally Posted by throatybeard View Post
    I keep waiting for a September crash/burn and it hasn't happened quite yet. You really can't argue with facing the Nationals' three aces in three days and winning two.
    The Cubs are on life support with Baez and Rizzo out, 3 of their 5 starters regularly scuffling, and an exceedingly unpredictable bullpen. They may still sneak into the playoffs, but can't see them sticking around very long. Maybe a wild card game win behind a gem from Darvish or Hendricks, but that's it. But I expect them to be the odd team out between the Nats and 3 NL Central contenders when the dust settles.

  4. #184
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Cardinals win 5-4. They were up 4-1 when I turned the TV off. Magic number at 7. It would help if the Brewers would lose.
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

  5. #185
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Hot'Lanta... home of the Falcons!

    Playoff races

    The only division races that are worth looking at are the two central divisions.

    In the NL, the Cards have a 3 game lead on the Brewers with 9 to go. 6 of those 9 games are against the Cubs, who are 4 games back, so there is some drama in that, but it feels like the Cards only need to find their way to 3 or 4 wins to get to the title.

    In the AL, the Twins are 4 games up on the Indians and all of the Twins remaining games are with the Royals and Tigers, who are only barely Major League ballclubs and are merely playing out the string. No drama in this race at all.

    The real drama is in the wild cards. In the NL, the Nats have a 2 game lead on the Brewers who have a 1 game lead on the Cubs. The Dbacks are not technically out of it, but they are 5 game back of the Brewers for the 2nd wildcard, so they are a longshot. In the AL, the As have a 2 game lead on the Rays and Indians. That one's gonna go down to the wire. Should be fun!

    -Jason "Yankees and Astros also battling for home field... currently Astros with a half-game lead" Evans
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

  6. #186
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Cardinals beat the Cubs 2-1 today. A Brewers loss would be nice.
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

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