Sunday, September 13, 2015


The Cubs came up short at Philly Saturday while the Giants won, so no progress was made on the Cubs Magic Number for the NL Wild Card. But...

Good news for Cubs fans: the Cards dropped two games at Cincy on Saturday, lowering the Cubs Magic Number for the NL Central to 27 with 21 games remaining.

The Cubs have an 8.5 game lead over the Giants for the second NL Wild Card berth, and the Pirates have a 3 game lead over the Cubs for home field advantage in the one-game Wild Card playoff. The winner of that game will advance to the NLDS and play the NL division winner with the best record (St. Louis at this point).

HUGE week coming up: series finale at Philly today, followed by a four-game set at Pittsburgh and then a three-game set vs. the Cardinals at Wrigley that kicks off a ten-game homestand (STL, MIL, PIT, and a makeup game with KC).

That's right, thirteen of the Cubs' next seventeen games are against the Cards & Pirates. Let's go!

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