Race for final two NL wild

September 21, 2022 By Ryan Fagan 0

The top National League wild-card spot — and home-field advantage in the opening best-of-three round of the playoffs — will come fromMLB Trading Cards the NL East, whether it’s the Braves (93 wins) or Mets (95 wins). That’s been Buster Posey certain for quite a while now.

The other two wild-card spots will come from this group of teams: the Padres (82 wins), the Phillies (80 wins) and the Brewers (78 wins). How to put this kindly? Those three teams haven’t exactly been in a dead sprint toward the postseason. 

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The Phillies have lost five in a row heading Wednesday’s game, and are just 7-9 this month. The Brewers have lost three in a row and are 21-25 since the shocking trade-deadline deal of closer Josh Hader atlanta braves jersey for women rocked the clubhouse chemistry. 

“I atlanta braves blue jersey would love to see them make a push,” former Brewers’ ace and future Hall of Famer CC Sabathia told The Sporting News on Tuesday afternoon. “I know the guys were disappointed when they traded Hader, but it’s a part of the business. Hopefully they can make a run and have a good playoff push at the end.”

The Padres haven’t exactly set the NL on fire since the trade deadline, either, which was a bit surprising considering they added superstar Juan Soto in a deal along with Josh Bell, traded for Brandon Drury and were the team youth atlanta braves hoodie that traded for Hader. 

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They had a stretch of 12 losses in 19 games in August and then a stretch of seven atlanta braves fanatics losses in 11 games in early September. But they seem to have steadied the ship, riding a current four-game winning streak with a combined score of 25-4. They’re 1 1/2 games ahead of the Phillies, in possession of the second wild-card spot. 

“Sometimes it’s hard when you make that many trades at the trade deadline, to get guys to settle in,” Sabathia said. “They had so many new stars come in,MLB Accessories it can be hard to settle in. The more time you give them to get acclimated, the better the team’s going to be.”

Soto has four homers and a .767 OPS in a Padres’ uniform, which is below expectations. Drury has seven homers, 24 RBIs and a .725 OPS, while Bell has a .611 OPS. Hader was a disaster his first few appearances for San Diego, but he’s converted his past three save opportunities and has allowed just two hits in his past four appearances, with zero walks, zero runs and six strikeouts. 

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The Padres’ contest Wednesday night against the Cardinals will be shown on MLB Network as part of Sabathia’s “Clubhouse Edition” show, where Sabathia and friends — former players Cliff Floyd and Chris Young, with MLB Network’s Stephen Nelson — will watch the game and talk through it, in a more casual setting. The game starts at 9:30 pm ET.

“It could be a wild-card matchup really soon. They’re two really good teams,” Sabathia said. “It’s going to be fun to see this potential playoff matchup. The Padres have got all the stars, the Cardinals have the tradition and the steady play. It’s going to be fun.”

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This is the fourth Clubhouse Edition of the season, and the final one. Sabathia said he came up with the idea watching the Super Bowl with Tiki Barber, and he loved tMLB Shoes and Socks he insight Barber offered. He thought baseball fans would enjoy the idea, too. Think of it kind of like the Manning Cast for NFL games. Having watched the “Clubhouse Edition,” it’s obvious that Sabathia and friends are having fun, but remembering they’r atlanta braves jersey for dogs e on air can be a challenge.

“Oh, absolutely. I always tell them, make sure you have that button on me,” Sabathia said with a laugh. “Especially when my boys with me, like if Chris Young is there or Cliff FlMLB Home and Office Decoroyd or people that I’m really close with, it can turn into a normal conversation really fast. Especially with me, they have to be ready, for sure.”