September 25, 2021 at 4:53 pm #173523
First, for old timers hello!
After the Saturday win, the magic number is listed as 3, but wouldn’t it be two? If they get two wins, they have at most 74 losses. If the Phils win out, the Phils end with 74 losses, too. But to do that they’d need to sweep Atlanta, which already has 72 losses, so if Philly is at 74 losses they win the division and the Cards beat out Atlanta (with at least 75 losses) for the 2nd wildcard….What am I missing here? Thanks!September 25, 2021 at 5:12 pm #173527bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
Welcome back Gags!! If the Cards win only two more and Atlanta and Philly tie for the division, would a game 163 loss eliminate that team from the wild card as well?September 25, 2021 at 5:21 pm #173529
What you’re saying is right (Cards’ magic number = 2), but where do you see the magic number for the Cards listed as 3? On the MLB site, I see the elimination number for the Phils listed as 3, which is correct, but I don’t see magic numbers listed there.September 25, 2021 at 6:00 pm #173533
Thanks, Bikemike! dunno the answer to your questions.
Euro–I was looking at the MLB, but I believe the TV team also said the magic number was three on their broadcast.September 25, 2021 at 6:04 pm #173534
Also, shouldn’t the elimination for the Phils on the MLB site be 2 then instead of 3?September 25, 2021 at 6:32 pm #173535
Also, shouldn’t the elimination for the Phils on the MLB site be 2 then instead of 3?
No, because if:
1. Cards win 2 more & Phils lose no more, or
2. Cards win 1 more & Phils lose 1 more, or
3. Cards win no more & Phils lose 2 more
Then Cards and Phils would be tied.September 25, 2021 at 6:51 pm #173537UConn CardModeratorPaid - Annual
Hi Gags, good to see you!September 25, 2021 at 6:57 pm #173538MrperkinsParticipantFree
Welcome back Gags!September 25, 2021 at 7:02 pm #173539
HeHateMeToo here Gags. Hard to believe it’s been over 10 years. Hope all is going well for you in our nation’s capital and that you stick around awhile.September 25, 2021 at 7:55 pm #173543Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
Welcome back, Gags!September 25, 2021 at 10:39 pm #173547
Thanks, Euro. I used to be able to do math.
So if I’m counting it right, for the Cards to clinch tomorrow (Sunday), 1) they need to win, so they finish with no more than 75 losses. 2) Cincy needs to win, so they will have at least 76 losses 3) Philly needs to win so they will end with at least 75 losses; and 4) Atlanta needs to lose, so that for Philly to get to 75 losses, they would have to sweep Atlanta, which would give Atlanta 76 losses.
And thanks all for the welcome back! I won’t be as frequent a poster as before, but looking forward to being here at least some!September 25, 2021 at 11:29 pm #173548
Gags, I think you nailed what it takes for the Cards to clinch Sunday. Assuming you meant to say Cincy and Philly lose. 😉September 26, 2021 at 8:10 am #173553
Yup. I need spring training for posting here again. It’s been a long offseason for me!September 26, 2021 at 5:16 pm #173675
If the Braves lose tonight and the Reds lose tomorrow, the Cards clinch the 2nd playoff spot, even if the MLB standings show a magic number of 1 for the Phils. That would be sort of amusing, though it would be fun to see the Cards clinch by winning that 17th in a row…..September 26, 2021 at 5:34 pm #173676blingboyParticipantPaid - Annual
Hello Gags, long time no see.September 26, 2021 at 6:24 pm #173683
I think it’s unofficially officially a done deal, gang. I never imagined in my wildest dreams that our boys would end up having an entire week to play video games and hang out at the local mall, prior to engaging in post season play.September 26, 2021 at 7:11 pm #1736881982 willieParticipantPaid - Annual
I’m not crowing til it’s a done deal.September 26, 2021 at 8:13 pm #173695
Crown it Willie. If we blew a lead like this, I’d take a flying leap off the St. Louis Arch straight into the mighty Mississippi….and I hate heights. You know, heights never used to bother me. But it seems the older I get the more leery I become of them. When I was younger, I’d go out of my way to go speeding over the Skyway bridge in St. Pete, when visiting the area. Now I experience queeziness just going over the Mississippi river bridge from Wisconsin to Dubuque. Anyone else have this issue?September 26, 2021 at 8:19 pm #173696stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
The Cards are at 99.9% chance to make it to the playoffs now, I believe. Which is an unbelievable turnaround. Here’s hoping the win comes against the Brewers and the Cards can celebrate in front of the home crowd. There is a decent shot this team wins 90 games which is what many predicted at the start of the whole thing. Most didn’t predict it in the fashion it did, however. Crazy!September 26, 2021 at 9:12 pm #173700
Two ways for the Cards to clinch now:
1. Win at least one more game.
or if the Cards lose out:
2a. Cincy loses at least one more, and
2b. Either Philly loses at least one more or Atl loses at least one of their 3 games vs NYM.September 27, 2021 at 10:12 am #173714thejagerParticipantPaid - Annual
Wowza! Welcome back!September 27, 2021 at 6:05 pm #1737301982 willieParticipantPaid - Annual
Pugsley I have that issue of heights but bridges don’t really bother me much. I didn’t used to have it but I fell free climbing. Wasn’t real far but it was enough to mess up my gyros up high.September 27, 2021 at 9:30 pm #173732
Indeed, free climbing falls can really mess you up, Willie. My unfortunate newfound fear is driving off a bridge into a watery grave. It happens. What a way to go. But it has been said that drowning is not really a bad way to go. I guess when you start losing oxygen to your brain, a feeling of euphoria sets in. Anyway, speaking of both lofty heights and staying on track, it’s truly amazing that the Pads are most likely going to trail our Birds by 10+ games by season’s end. Wonder what kind of odds you could have received on that in Vegas 30 days ago? Nothing short of 100,000-1. It’s going to be interesting to see how Shildt plays it over this last week with the playoff slot already locked in……except for who our WC opponent will be.September 28, 2021 at 3:42 am #173734Cardinal in FranceParticipantFree
I don’t see how even our early season mediocre birds could crash so precipitously to lose the wild card. Can they keep up their winning ways once in the playoff? Now that’s a horse of another color.
Speaking of crashes and heights, I learned to fly back in the early 70s and the heights didn’t bother me much, but I still can’t stand close to the observation deck railing of high buildings or mountain overlooks without getting a tightening sensation you know where.September 28, 2021 at 10:42 pm #173846
The new magic number is 12.
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