On September 19, the St. Louis Cardinals had a seven game lead on the Cincinnati Reds and eight and a half on the Houston Astros. Today, the Astros are only two and a half out (and the Reds three and a half).
Are we witnessing one of the historic collapses of all time? Or will the Cards hang on? With only six games to go, the odds still heavily favor St. Louis. But a while ago they seemed like a lock. Can’t say that today.
UPDATE: Weren’t those games of 27 September stunning?
Propagation: Seeds & scions (2)
Fruits and Votes grafted Octoberball!
...The NL could manage only one team with 90 wins, but the West recovered from the embarrassment of last year, with two teams finishing this year at 88 wins. This year, the Cardinals are the weak team, staggerring just to win 83 and to hold off the late-surging Astros (and even the Reds!).
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