MLB 2020 Wildcard round: Why all lower seeds can win

There are legitimate reasons why every single one of the lower ranked teams could win and advance. The biggest is that those lower-seeded teams will all send starting pitchers to the mound who can win. And remember, each is only a best-of-three series.

Phillies now must buck the odds to make the playoffs

For a second straight August, it all feels like it's falling apart for a Philadelphia Phillies season that once appeared destined to end in October. The Phillies lost to the San Francisco Giants by a 3-1 score on Saturday afternoon. It was the club's fourth defeat in five games, their sixth in the last nine. … Continue reading Phillies now must buck the odds to make the playoffs

With nine weeks to go, Phillies remain in Wildcard contention

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'tY1L5YCtSex-8NG7rt1bsQ',sig:'h9Khjea5IOAcWV9JLS--m0zI4v5mBHWqXpW-BhQUPTc=',w:'594px',h:'412px',items:'1038885824',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsGabe Kapler's team is a clear Wildcard contender - for nowOne week ago, I began a countdown as the Phillies attempt to push for a 2019 playoff berth, their first in eight years. That countdown began at ’10’, as in there were just ten weeks remaining in the regular … Continue reading With nine weeks to go, Phillies remain in Wildcard contention

This week could mark a last stand for Phillies 2018 postseason chances

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'I5x4BNTLST5rhxEdtxJpuQ',sig:'XK51DzhJAc42BjX4RHQKEJ7XvSIzjUL_qNNbZ-KVbUA=',w:'594px',h:'412px',items:'1029857576',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsKapler's Phillies host the Nationals and Cubs in pivotal homestandThis has easily been the most interesting summer of baseball in Philadelphia in the last five years. Not since a too-little, too-late charge at the second NL Wildcard slot in September of 2012 have the Phillies provided fans with this level of … Continue reading This week could mark a last stand for Phillies 2018 postseason chances

Why the Diamondbacks / Rockies will win the NL Wildcard game

NL West rivals will meet in the NL Wildcard GameThe New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins by an 8-4 final score in Tuesday night's AL Wildcard Game.I called it 7-4, Yankees, in yesterday's AL Wildcard preview and prediction piece. Now it's time to take a look at the National League matchup.Wednesday night will find … Continue reading Why the Diamondbacks / Rockies will win the NL Wildcard game