Sunday, October 1, 2023

Five teams for two places? What to make of the National League wild card madness?

There are still two weeks until the end of the regular season and the Cubs, Diamondbacks, Reds, Marlins and Giants are fighting for a wild card spot in the National League.

There are only two weeks left in the 2023 MLB season, and that means it’s time to expect the unexpected in a chaotic race to the finish.

For example, the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins faced off in a three-game series, and as expected, one of the teams shredded the ball all weekend, scoring nine, 11, and 16 runs to win the series. . However, it was the Marlins who did it: the same team that had scored just five runs in its last four games and still ranks second-to-last in the National League in runs scored, even after batting .387 and has hit ten home runs through three games. .

The Braves may have been suffering from a hangover after winning the division, so it’s fortunate timing for the Marlins. The win moved the Marlins into a tie with the Chicago Cubs for the third and final wild card spot.

Speaking of the Cubs… Wait, let’s take a look at the entire National League wild card picture.

Let’s put the Philadelphia Phillies in the postseason (along with three division winners: the Braves, Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers). Philadelphia appears to be pretty entrenched in first place, not because they cover the ball or anything, as they are 4-6 in their last 10 games, but because none of the teams under the Phillies have made any attempt to topple them bring to.

This leaves five teams fighting for two places. Let’s take a look at the situation of the individual clubs.

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