WET AND WILD by Tom Brennan
The magic number to get in the Wild Card game now remains at TWO after St Louis won their Thursday game with a bottom 9th walk off win, and San Fran followed suit with an easier win vs. the Rockies.
Now each of those two teams and the Mets vie over the last 3 days to land one of the two wild card spots, with the Mets in the driver's seat in that regard, one up on SF and two up on STL. All 3 teams are on the road again, Willie Nelson told me, and on paper, the Mets have it easiest: Phillies, while the Frannies play the tough Dodgers and the Louies play the almost as tough Pirates.
That's the Wild part. The Wet part?
Philadelphia's weather forecast:
Today? Rain. For Tonight's Game: Showers
Low 61° 40% chance of precipitation. Gsellman the Great vs. Asher.
Saturday for the 1:05 start? ShowersHigh 70° 50% chance of precipitation. Colon the Colossal vs. Klein (who?)
Sunday's 3:05 game? YAY!!! Partly Cloudy
High of 76°, with a mere 20% chance of precipitation. Thor vs. Eickhoff (if they have not clinched both a Wild Card and home field before then).
Then win the Wild Card game and face the Cubs - getting ahead of myself there, but the sight of Gsellman and Lugo mowing down the Cubbies is downright exciting.
Have a good day, stay dry, and go WILD.