In this week's Baker's Dozen, I wrote, "So, what if
the Expos sweep the Phillies and play .650 the rest of
the way, what then? Can they count on no less than six
teams failing to rise to the occasion and win 90
games? That's a lot for the trailing team in an
eight-team race to hope for, no matter how well they
play the rest of the way."
So far, the Expos have gone to Herculean hitting
heights to get the ball rolling on such a surge.
They have won four in a row, including the last three
against the Phillies via generous dosages of run
scoring. Because of this outburst, they are, at the
moment, the adult in charge in the National League
wild-card race. Why? Because they are the only team
involved that has managed to post a plus-.500 record
over the last 10 games:
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