We are up just one game above the Giants. It will be a “pennant race” with the Giants all season. I suppose now we call it a “division race”.
If the season ended today, the Pirates and the Cubs would be the Wild Card winners. That makes our division race all the more important.
Giants are hosting the Rockies while we are visiting the Marlins. A sweep of the Marlins sure would be sweet.
We split the four game series with the Cubs. Does that prove we can beat a team that is above .500? Or does it prove nothing, because it was just a tie?
The only offensive player that is hot right now is Justin Turner. Everyone else has gone cold. Gonzalez has awoken recently, but he has had a bad June. Pederson forgot how to hit home runs after his five game streak. A couple recently.
Do we have a true lead off hitter? Somebody with a good OBP? Someone who can steal a base? Oh yeah, I guess not.
How long before Brett Anderson’s arm gives out?
Who will we be able to get in a major trade to shore up the starting pitcher rotation? Who will we have to trade away?
Will Corey Seager be coming up soon? His OPS at AAA Oklahoma City is now .807 in 206 plate appearances. His fielding percentage at shortstop is .968 in 188 chances at shortstop.
Is the bullpen starting to coalesce around Nicasio and Howell as the set-up men?
Would you trade Howie Kendrick straight up for Dee Gordon? Would the Marlins make that trade?
Do you like the super-short paragraphs? Or do you hate them, because they remind you of the poor writers at the LA Times?