Originally Posted by texasdave
Just to be clear, I don't think the Cardinals can keep it up either. But, you have to admit, those numbers are pretty staggering at this point in the season. As to only being 3.5 games out? If both teams continue playing at their current pace you can figure the Reds will be eliminated right around Labor Day, maybe a little after.
My post was only to offer a little perspective.
NOTE: Houston has played 25 games against teams above .500 and only 6 games against teams below. Now that is a rough schedule.
They seem to be cooling off a tad already. It is their pitching that is the real shocker. Westbook, Lohse, and especially Lynn, are pitching over their heads.
Check out Lynn's "luck stats":
BABIP: .209 (avg .270-.290 is average)
LOB: 93.8 % (77% or so is average)
Lynn's numbers are not even remotely sustainable.