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(Major League Baseball)   Don't look now, but the Phillies are somehow only 5 and a half back in the NL wild card after their 5th straight win   (mlb.mlb.com) divider line 59
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2012-09-11 10:44:43 AM
Yeah sure. NOW they play well.
 
2012-09-11 11:29:21 AM
Now they just need to overtake the Brewers, the Pirates, AND the Dodgers, with only 21 games to go. Yeah, good luck to them.
 
2012-09-11 12:00:23 PM
If they make the playoffs, they will officially have made up for 1964.
 
2012-09-11 12:29:36 PM
Subby: "Don't look now"

Okay.
 
2012-09-11 12:38:56 PM

The Onion is prophetic: Now they just need to overtake the Brewers, the Pirates, AND the Dodgers, with only 21 games to go. Yeah, good luck to them.


And they still need to pass either the Braves or Cardinals in order to get a spot. So I wouldn't be making any plans to visit the Cit Brickhouse in October.
 
2012-09-11 01:04:07 PM
believe me were not looking
 
2012-09-11 01:07:17 PM
They may overtake the Pirates. I mean, they're the Pirates. But there's no way they're leapfrogging both the Dodgers and Cardinals. This is simply the tease that invests Philly fans just enough so that when they miss the playoffs they'll get pissed off.
 
2012-09-11 01:12:56 PM
Brewers are 5 back.
 
2012-09-11 01:16:30 PM
whar is papelbon save. WHAR.

/fantasy baseball post season.
//NEVER doing fantasy baseball again
 
2012-09-11 01:19:14 PM
Don't Jinx it!

Also...if you do decide to look, you'll notice their outfield is putting it kindly, offensively challenged.
 
2012-09-11 01:21:14 PM
Five and a half might as well be forty.
 
2012-09-11 01:27:43 PM
"Don't look now, but the Phillies are only behind by a quarter of the games left in the season"
 
2012-09-11 01:29:42 PM
You can discount the Pirates. They're finished.
 
2012-09-11 01:38:58 PM

SilentStrider: Yeah sure. NOW they play well.


THIS
 
2012-09-11 01:42:43 PM

thecpt: whar is papelbon save. WHAR.

/fantasy baseball post season.
//NEVER doing fantasy baseball again


I did it one year and the fricking times for making trades adn waiver moves was like 4am to 10 am. Forget that noise.
 
2012-09-11 01:47:01 PM

Cagey B: But there's no way they're leapfrogging both the Dodgers and Cardinals.


Are the Dodgers even at .500 since the big-ass-world-shaking-trade? Kemp just had to get an MRI done too.
 
2012-09-11 01:56:07 PM
They're tied for 5th, so they have to jump 3 teams in reality.  That's not so easy, remember.  They're going to have to be 5+ games better than 3 teams... that's not all that likely.
 
2012-09-11 01:56:26 PM

The Onion is prophetic: Now they just need to overtake the Brewers, the Pirates, AND the Dodgers, with only 21 games to go. Yeah, good luck to them.


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///They are done, I should just enjoy the good times. Why is this happening AFTER we traded Greinke? WHY?!?!?!?
 
2012-09-11 02:02:57 PM

roc6783: Why is this happening AFTER we traded Greinke? WHY?!?!?!?


I was watching a game the other day- one of the victories against the Cardinals. The announcers were talking about the Yankee - Oriole game that was going on. One of them said that when you looked at the Orioles, they weren't anything special, top to bottom. Until you looked at their bullpen. He gushed about it for a little bit and moved on.

This was after all the talk of how the Brewers led the league in runs scored, home runs and were chasing a strike out record. I just sat there. I mean, wow. Why didn't they get some relievers for him? They are chasing right now and those last 3 to 4 innings are where they fall apart. It is damn frustrating.
 
2012-09-11 02:04:26 PM

Killer Cars: Are the Dodgers even at .500 since the big-ass-world-shaking-trade? Kemp just had to get an MRI done too.


The Dodgers currently sit at a healthy 7 games over .500. They're going to regret the shiat out of that trade later on, but for now they at least have Adrian Gonzalez in the middle of the order.

However, yes, the Dodgers certainly are capable of shiatting the bed and losing out. I believe Kershaw is coming back from injury and is in uncertain shape. But the Phils would have to count on both the Dodgers and the Cardinals dropping out, and that's just not going to happen. Both teams have enough quality personnel to limp along to claim the second wild card spot. One might fail, but not both.

And even if those teams do fail, and Milwaukee doesn't go on a run, AND Pittsburgh keeps being Pittsburgh, Philly has to keep winning games. They have some cream puffs in Houston and Miami on the schedule, but they also have six games against Washington left to play, and three against Atlanta. There's also the Mets, whom the Phillies have played terribly against this season.

Philadelphia's finished.
 
2012-09-11 02:08:55 PM

Killer Cars: Are the Dodgers even at .500 since the big-ass-world-shaking-trade?


Ah, and since I misunderstood this first question, the Dodgers are indeed below .500 since their giant salary grab.
 
2012-09-11 02:11:30 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Five and a half might as well be forty.


This: submitard doesn't understand how baseball works. And they wouldn't beat the Braves in Atlanta because of all those tomahawk chop goodnessy thingys. Just mail the Natinals trophy to Jerry Gray.
 
2012-09-11 02:16:38 PM
No way the Phils make the offseason. I'm just hoping that they can find something in this winning streak to carry over into the next season.
 
2012-09-11 02:17:36 PM

Banacek: No way the Phils make the offseason.


I bet they do.
 
2012-09-11 02:24:24 PM
An old college roommate of mine is singing the national anthem at the Phillies game tonight.
 
2012-09-11 02:28:18 PM
The better news is Oakland hasa real shot at the post season.

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It has been far too long since my heart has been broken by a first round collapse.
 
2012-09-11 02:42:09 PM

roc6783: I will not get sucked back in


You will if the Packers lose to the Bears on Thursday(assuming you are a 2 season fan)
 
2012-09-11 02:50:05 PM
Don't look now, but the Brewers are somehow only 5 and a half back in the NL wild card
 
2012-09-11 02:52:47 PM

MartinD-35: This: submitard doesn't understand how baseball works. And they wouldn't beat the Braves in Atlanta because of all those tomahawk chop goodnessy thingys. Just mail the Natinals trophy to Jerry Gray.


What do you mean? The Braves and Red Sox blew what, 8-9 game leads in September? Sure, it's unlikely, but if Hamels/Halladay/Lee go nuts from here on out and get some run support this is a team that could absolutely win 80% of their remaining games.

Heck, we could look up at the end of the week and find them 2-3 out of the wild card. It's not THAT crazy....
 
2012-09-11 03:16:27 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: roc6783: I will not get sucked back in

You will if the Packers lose to the Bears on Thursday(assuming you are a 2 season fan)


It's like The Game, the harder I try to get out, the harder I get sucked back in. Also, the Packers will not lose to the Bears on Thursday.
 
2012-09-11 03:20:11 PM

roc6783: Also, the Packers will not lose to the Bears on Thursday.


Ooooh! Let's make a friendly wager!

If the Packers win, you give me $100. If the Bears win, you give me $150. Deal?
 
2012-09-11 03:32:10 PM
The Onion is Prophetic:
Now they just need to overtake the Brewers, the Pirates, AND the Dodgers, with only 21 games to go. Yeah, good luck to them.

True, this isnt a conversation unless Phils sweep Marlins and win at least 3 out of 4 in Houston. If that happens, the last 14 games will be very interesting (83 Phils went 18-4 from 9/11 on, including 13-1 in the middle of that stretch, and 7-1 on the road before clinching). If Miilw, Pitt, Stl, LAD split their next 8-10 games (which could happen since Milw-Pitt and Stl-LAd play each other), we could be looking at 5 times within 2 games of each other with 14-16 to go.

Ill bet Phils would love to have back that 5 run Papelbon 9th in Atlanta over Labor Day.
 
2012-09-11 03:32:40 PM

Killer Cars: roc6783: Also, the Packers will not lose to the Bears on Thursday.

Ooooh! Let's make a friendly wager!

If the Packers win, you give me $100. If the Bears win, you give me $150. Deal?


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2012-09-11 03:39:42 PM

roc6783: antidisestablishmentarianism: roc6783: I will not get sucked back in

You will if the Packers lose to the Bears on Thursday(assuming you are a 2 season fan)

It's like The Game, the harder I try to get out, the harder I get sucked back in. Also, the Packers will not lose to the Bears on Thursday.


You're right, the Packers don't lose to anybody but themselves. And the refs.
 
2012-09-11 03:43:46 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: roc6783: antidisestablishmentarianism: roc6783: ***snip***

You're right, the Packers don't lose to anybody but themselves. And the refs.


***threadjack***
Not sure if that is completely sarcastic or just mostly, but to repost from the MNF discussion about the Packers: ///How to beat the Packers, a wall of text thesis by roc6783:
Offensively: Jam the receivers at the line, rush 4.
Defensively: Have a barely to semi-competent O-Line, wait until someone blows coverage. Run for 150 yds.

***threadjack end***

I just do not see how the Brewers can make it, but Yo won against St. Louis IN St. Louis and our bullpen only mostly sucked, so anything is possible.
 
2012-09-11 03:45:42 PM

torr5962: True, this isnt a conversation unless Phils sweep Marlins and win at least 3 out of 4 in Houston. If that happens, the last 14 games will be very interesting (83 Phils went 18-4 from 9/11 on, including 13-1 in the middle of that stretch, and 7-1 on the road before clinching). If Miilw, Pitt, Stl, LAD split their next 8-10 games (which could happen since Milw-Pitt and Stl-LAd play each other), we could be looking at 5 times within 2 games of each other with 14-16 to go.


Phils will shiat the bed in Houston. The Phils always shiat the bed in Houston. Payback for all the trades?

Oh well, draft order doesn't matter all that much in baseball and I'd rather watch a 3rd place team than a 5th place team.
 
2012-09-11 03:50:38 PM
They most likely won't make it but hope remains alive until you're mathematically eliminated. In the meantime, the team has managed to make watching them play not a complete waste of time.
 
2012-09-11 03:53:40 PM

roc6783: I just do not see how the Brewers can make it, but Yo won against St. Louis IN St. Louis and our bullpen only mostly sucked, so anything is possible.


It's an outside possibility. Taking that game against St Louis would have made their chances a whole lot better. I'm not holding my breath but it's nice to see we are still in the hunt. Actually it's nice to see that this years division isn't comedy central with Brewers, Cards, and Pirates all within 5 games of the WC.
 
2012-09-11 04:00:35 PM

NkThrasher: "Don't look now, but the Phillies are only behind by a quarter of the games left in the season"



Technically its a lot less than that.  Because you can't count the games where two teams above you play each other... one is guarunteed to win, one guarunteed to lose.  When it come to leapfrogging, you need everyone ahead of you to lose, and often.
 
2012-09-11 04:12:31 PM
Well, here's hoping. After that barely-adequate win by the Eagles, and with the prospect of a winter without hockey, what else is there to do?
 
2012-09-11 04:12:59 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: roc6783:***snip**

It's an outside possibility. Taking that game against St Louis would have made their chances a whole lot better. I'm not holding my breath but it's nice to see we are still in the hunt. Actually it's nice to see that this years division isn't comedy central with Brewers, Cards, and Pirates all within 5 games of the WC.


Very outside, hence my determination to keep all hope firmly squished into whatever crevice it is trying to leak out of. It is good, but I do not watch any other teams, so I would prefer the Brewers be the perennial favorite and division winner and every other team suck. Apparently, my preferences have no impact on the standings.
 
2012-09-11 04:13:39 PM

downstairs: When it come to leapfrogging, you need everyone ahead of you to lose, and often.


The Phils need everyone ahead of them to start channeling the 2007 Mets.
 
2012-09-11 04:31:55 PM

Cybernetic: downstairs: When it come to leapfrogging, you need everyone ahead of you to lose, and often.

The Phils need everyone ahead of them to start channeling the 2007 Mets.


Preferably 08 Mets for Brewers fans...
 
2012-09-11 05:00:20 PM

Cybernetic: downstairs: When it come to leapfrogging, you need everyone ahead of you to lose, and often.

The Phils need everyone ahead of them to start channeling the 2007 Mets.


Cybernetic: downstairs: When it come to leapfrogging, you need everyone ahead of you to lose, and often.

The Phils need everyone ahead of them to start channeling the 2007 Mets.


A friend of mine at work who is a diehard Phillies fan said that the Phils have to go 17-5 or at worst 16-6 through the remaining games to have a chance.

If (big if), they do tie the 2nd wildcard team (assuming it's the Brewers), what then? Is there a one game playoff to be the 2nd wildcard team? Then you play another one game playoff to determine the wildcard team?
 
2012-09-11 05:06:41 PM

Cagey B: They may overtake the Pirates. I mean, they're the Pirates. But there's no way they're leapfrogging both the Dodgers and Cardinals. This is simply the tease that invests Philly fans just enough so that when they miss the playoffs they'll get pissed off.


The Red Sox did blow a seemingly insurmountable lead last year. As did the Braves. And the Cardinals and Dodgers are both playing very average baseball right now so it's not impossible. With that being said, I still hate the Phillies and want them to fall short of the playoffs.
 
2012-09-11 05:32:13 PM

erupt2001: Cagey B: They may overtake the Pirates. I mean, they're the Pirates. But there's no way they're leapfrogging both the Dodgers and Cardinals. This is simply the tease that invests Philly fans just enough so that when they miss the playoffs they'll get pissed off.

The Red Sox did blow a seemingly insurmountable lead last year. As did the Braves. And the Cardinals and Dodgers are both playing very average baseball right now so it's not impossible. With that being said, I still hate the Phillies and want them to fall short of the playoffs.


but with the new 2-team wild card system, it doesn't really matter, does it?
 
2012-09-11 05:33:49 PM
I really do hate this system. The idea that the Cardinals could beat the Braves in a one-game playoff and take the playoff spot, despite being 5.5 games behind is ridiculous. One-game playoff? Come on, man.
 
2012-09-11 05:35:43 PM

IAmRight: Banacek: No way the Phils make the offseason.

I bet they do.


Blah.... I should have caught that.
 
2012-09-11 05:48:09 PM

Moosecakes: I really do hate this system. The idea that the Cardinals could beat the Braves in a one-game playoff and take the playoff spot, despite being 5.5 games behind is ridiculous. One-game playoff? Come on, man.


Yeah, I dont think Bud Selig thought his cunning plan all the way through, what happens if New York is the wild card and gets knocked out? You can bet that rule will be changed the next day.
 
2012-09-11 06:17:48 PM
Phils will shiat the bed in Houston. The Phils always shiat the bed in Houston. Payback for all the trades?

Maybe. You make a good point. Houston is atrocious, but splitting down here is the death knell to the 2% chance they had anyway.
 
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