Phils creeping back into the playoff discussion. Every loss from here on out is a killer, though. They went 8-2 in their last 10. They’d have to go 9-2 in their next 11, and then 9-2 again in their last 11, to get to 87-75, a reasonable guess on where the last wildcard will be. And then also St. Louis has to be no better than .500, and LA no better than 3 over .500 (12-9), and Pittsburgh no better than 5 over .500 (14-9). And Milwaukee can’t be better than the Phils or maybe can’t even equal them or a tie-breaker goes into place and I am not even looking that up until the last weekend.
Remember that recent year the Eagles snuck into the playoffs on the last weekend because about 4 other things broke their way. That has to happen like 800 times between now and the end of the year.
Ok, that’s an overestimate.