Jump to content

Wild Card Week


Recommended Posts

Right now, as you all know, Atlanta is 3 games ahead of Arizona in the NL Wild Card standings (3 games in the Lost column).

Looking at both team schedules, I figure there are two very critical 7-day stretches that can at best put the Braves comfortably ahead, OR, at just below average [.461], keep the Braves nervously still ahead of the Diamondbacks.

Between August 15 22

Atlanta has 4 games at home against SF

Arizona has 3 games at Philly

Let's say the modest results will at least be as follows:

Braves 2-2

Arizona 1-2

After that, the Braves have 3 at home against Arizona/Arizona likewise has 3 at Atlanta

Braves 2-1

Arizona 1-2

Then between September 5 11

Braves have 3 games at Philly/Arizona 3 games at Colorado

Braves 1-2

Arizona 1-2

After that, Braves have 3 games at St. Louis/Arizona 4 at home against SD

Braves 1-2

Arizona 3-1

In this scenario, the records for those games are:

Braves 6-7

Arizona 6-7

No ground gained, but also no ground lost.

Now, before anybody goes WTF?, if the Braves can sweep Arizona, but the rest stays the same, things change a lot. Or if Philly sweeps Arizona, and the rest stays the same, things still change a lot.

I realize there's so much more to the season than just those 13, or 26, games. But this was just a little mental exercise as this day winds on down.

At this point, I strongly believe it's a race between the Braves and the Diamondbacks for that Wild Card. I haven't given up hope for the East title, despite my "Dear Phillies" post below.

just something to think about.

J :P

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm still not quite ready to say goodbye to the Rockies. That team is just way too talented to have played as average as they have this year.

I am ...fan567. Rockies are 7 games under. 'Zona has winning records on the road and at home. But I'll keep an eye on Colorado. Still a long way to go and the standings could change drastically.


P.S. I sure would feel 'mo better with a five-game lead instead of three.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...