With the pitching performances of the last week, I have seen a Rey(es) of hope. After looking at the schedule for before and after the ASB, we have a good shot (DL returns healthy provided and pitching remaining effective), at having a good year....on paper anyway. Here's how it shakes out; we still have a pile of games left against opp. in our division, as well as vs. bottom feeder teams. Though the row may be tough to hoe, it can still be done. After all, we are in the weakest division in baseball.
Games left for the year ID
MIL 10 (4 before ASB)
CHI 11 (3 before ASB)
PIT 10 (1 before ASB)
CIN 07 (2 before ASB)
HOU 07 (0 before ASB)
Currently as we all know (painfully I might add, IMO), we are 9.5 GB with 10 games to play ID remaining. Now, I dont see us sweeping those 10 games, but a 6-4 or 7-3 record couldnt hurt. Also, before the ASB we play cellar dwellers like FLA 3x's and SFO 3x's. That schedule doesn't look to daunting...again on paper...to surmount.
Here's to the rest of the season, before or after the ASB.