09/15/2005: Magic Number Watch:
Holding at 2.
That means that the Cardinals head to Chicago for a 4 game series with the Cubs. Even though the Cubs have had a quite successful record against the Cardinals, the probability of at least one Cards win combined with at least one Houston loss makes it quite possible that the Cardinals will clinch the NL Central Division Pennant in Wrigley Field.
I suppose I can live with that. :-)
Meanwhile, both congratulations and sympathy to Houston hurler Roger Clemens. Even though his mother had passed away earlier in the day, Clemens took the mound in his scheduled start and threw 6 1/3 strong innings to get the 10-2 win over the Florida Marlins. The Houston win puts the Marlins and Phillies in a tie for first in the NL Wild Card standings, and puts the Astros only a half game behind in that chase.
Len on 09.15.05 @ 06:19 AM CST