The Wild NL Card race – 24 days to go

We have a great one shaking out in the National League. The NL wild card race.

Recapping the current standings.

What you may have missed.

The Giants and Rockies played a tight one, but this time it was Colorado scoring 3 in the 9th for a walk off win to edge the G-men 6-5 and take the series.

The Cardinals fell 4-3 as the Pirates finally snapped their losing streak, remaining half a game back of SF. Their lead over the Mets shrunk to percentage points after …

The Mets won their 5th straight, edging Cincinnati 6-3 even though the Reds had gotten the tying and leading runs to the plate in the 8th before NY tacked on another in the 9th. Reyes became the 2nd player in Mets history with back to back games where he had a homer and a stolen base. The Mets are 0 GB having 1 more win and 1 more loss than St. L.

The previously mentioned Pirates sit 4.5 back.

Miami ended their losing streak by taking their frustrations out on Philly 6-0 buoyed by the returns of Bour and Ozuna a day after Stanton returned. They are 5 back of NY and St. Louis with a manageable schedule the rest of the way even though LAD up next has won 5 straight themselves.

The Rox are 6.5 back and hanging by a thread, but as we know anything can happen at Coors (like last night) and this same franchise went on the greatest September run possibly ever back in ’07. Plus, the move line “So you’re saying there’s a chance” was filmed in the state of Colorado!

Up next: St.Louis and Pitt begin divisional series at home against Cinci and the Brew Crew respectively today. Rockies in San Diego today. Giants at Arizona, Mets at Atlanta, Marlins in Chavez Ravine all starting Friday.

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