- Mar 2, 2013
I have some friends I play pickup basketball with, and we're considering making a road trip to Atlanta Oct 3-4 if the Cards do face the Braves. It's only a seven hour drive from Roanoke. If you can make it down there, let me know and I'll buy you a beer! ?Actually it's no official yet for your Cards. Only 3 games up on the Brewers & 4 up on the Cubs. And for what it's worth, you're only 2 games up on the Nats. With about 10 games left go.... if the Cubs (who have 6 games left with the Cards) & Brewers get hot, and the Nats stay on track, You guys could find yourself on the outside looking in.
That being said, I don't trust the Cubs who have now lost 3 in a row & lost 2 out of 3 at home to the Reds. And I don't think the Brewers can run the Table (despite the easy remaining schedule) which is probably the only see the Cards not winning the division. And the Nats have a tricky schedule sort of. They got 3 on the road in Miami... shouldn't be too much of a problem... but then they end with 5 against Philly (a rival) and 3 against the Indians.... who still have a lot to play for.
In the NL, I'm Pulling for anyone not named the Nats, Cards or Dodgers. So basically that narrows it down to either the Cubs or Brewers.... and of course my Bravos!
AL is interesting.....
MIN leads the world in Homers, but probably also leads the world in K's (from a batter perspective).... not really sure what to expect from their pitching staff.
Oakland has been up and down more than a Roller Coaster, and neither Tampa nor Cleveland really make me think they will make any noise in the playoffs.
That leaves me with the Yankees & the Astros. Biggest question mark to me is how do the Yankees set up their rotation & their Bullpen? Yankees just lost German for the rest of the year at least (due to a domestic violence investigation). And they lost Betances due to injury for the rest of the season too. Then you have C.C. who hasn't pitched 5 innings or more since July 16th, and he hasn't recorded a Win since June 24.... so surely you can't have him in your rotation, and maybe not even on the postseason roster.
I'm honestly expecting a Dodgers-Astros WS.... but I'd rather my Braves get there and win.