Re: Stop talking about the damn Wild Card!
There's a long way to go and several things have to fall into place. I know that some luck has to go our way. So before anybody reads the next para and rolls their eyes because I dared to be optimistic, I fully understand that there are some real challenges to face.
That being said, I don't think it's impossible to go for the entire enchalada here. It's going to take AH and BA staying solid. EZ and Milton giving us a chance and Loshe not getting blown out. The offence that was capable of producing 8 runs tonight (despite no AK or Lopez) has to avoid mass-slumps and keep grinding out runs.
Narron has to run his bullpen like he did tonight. I don't mean ride them hard, but rather not be afraid to use them. He wisely pulled AH after the 6th instead of sticking with his starter as he is want to do. That bullpen has to produce and not have the disaster innings (and the defense plays a huge role in this obviously).
Hopefully the last two games have given them a boost to their confidence and taken the wind out of the Cards sails. IF we can beat them tomorow, we may really put a big chink in their "confidence armor".
They could have easily rolled over and died after Mondays shalacking. They didn't and they fought hard tonight.
I think they can win it.
a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.
I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate