So it's come down to this...after a ridiculous September swoon, our team (which on September 1st had a freaking 94% chance at making the playoffs), is now about at a 48% chance.
It's so ridiculous that they couldn't get out of Philly winning at least 1 game. 1 game and the outlook is SO much better. Go ahead and look at the current playoff odds report, and look at the 1 day change. It's almost 19%. 1 game!!!
It's not even worth discussing in detail the Philly series or the month of September in general. It really isn't. Everybody knows the problem (offense). That can turn around in so many different ways that aren't even quantifiable. We just have to hope the offense can turn it around somewhat and our starting pitchers bear down a little.
So it comes down to this: a 50/50 chance with 12 games to go...6 of which are against the Cubs. With 12 games left...6 of those games will be started by CC and Ben Sheets. Those 6 games...are now MUST WIN games. At this point...hopefully our two big guns can take care of business in those 6 games, and then our other guys can get a split or better for a 9-3 or 10-2 run.
Nobody knows what it going to happen (Hell, we could go 6-6 and Philly and Houston could both tank).
At this point in the season, I see no reason to get negative about things outside of one's control. This is the team we're dealt with, you've just got to hope they've got enough to pull it out. With CC and Sheets, I like our chances in ANY playoff series...where luck plays such a factor with the performance of just 1 or 2 players. We just need to get there...and we're down to a 50/50 chance.
Fucking Go Crew.