|Top NL wild card teams are |
chasing elusive W's
Atlanta Braves: The Braves are 6-1 in ther last seven games and have won 4 straight. As expected, they seem to be taking control and will more than likely seal up the top NL WC spot as predicted. How incredibly boring of them.
|The Cardinals are not even close|
to being Untouchable yet
|The chase group is closing on the Pirates|
Pittsburgh Pirates: There's just no excuse for a team that loses 12-2 to the 2012 lineup of the Chicago Cubs in the thick of a pennant race....and committing 7 errors in the process. SEVEN. Yes, that is how the Pirates began their weekend Friday night, missing out on taking advantage of the glorious opportunity the MLB schedule-maker has presented. So appreciative of this, they went out and fell short again last night, losing 4-3 to Chicago again. I'm embarrassed for them at this point.
|...To Live and Die in LA|
LA Dodgers: Since last Saturday, the Dodgers won 3 big games....and then lost 3 games, including Friday night's opener vs. the Giants in a HUGE division showdown. After a visit to the mound, Dodger manager Don Mattingly chose to leave Josh Beckett in Friday's game after he loaded the bases in the 7th inning with the game tied at 2. Marco Scutaro proceeded to bloop a ball over the infield plating 2 runs. Los Angeles came back last night to win 3-2 in San Francisco to gain ground on both the Cardinals and their division leading Giants. The way the Dodgers are playing, we are truly seeing what it is like ....
|"turns out they just don't wanna be |
on a **** **** plane no' mo'"
|The Brewers are still on the bubble, |
but chugging right along
|My seats on Friday before a dramatic |
live theater, walk-off finish
The week ahead...
There you go. The Phillies would seem to have the biggest opportunity to gain ground in this race followed by the Pirates, as any team that gets to play Chicago five times over the next eight games should end the week on the plus side. There will be lots of movement this week, stay tuned....