Winning 3 out of 4 is awesome but this felt like a series loss after we blew a 3-run lead. Blech. Let’s take 3 out of 4 against Padres and I think we clinch when we host Phillies. That being said, go Pirates!
I really want to win the division but it's become clear this team is what they are. A .500 club. That hot stretch was good enough to maybe win the division but it wasn't who the team is or the great awakening. It was just a hot stretch. The hope is they'll get hot at the right time but if they stumble into October it's going to be really, really tough to get by Milwaukee. Getting Acuna back and fixing the OF mess that was created by Ozuna's volatile marriage will go a long way to helping 2022. With the money flowing again we should be able to strengthen the middle relief, get a real closer and solidify the bench as well. Anthopolous did a **** of a job to get the season jump started at the deadline but it still may not be enough.