While the Diamondbacks had today off, the Padres completed their sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 to extend their winning streak to 7 games.
The Padres are now just a half game behind the first place Diamondbacks. The Snakes have 9 games left. They close out their home season with a series against the Dodgers this weekend. Then it’s on the road for three games in Pittsburgh and three games in Colorado.
The Padres have 10 games left on their schedule: Three more at home against the Rockies, then 3 in San Francisco and 4 in Milwaukee. The Padres swept the Giants at PETCO last weekend. Maybe the Giants will surprise up at "Ballpark by the Bay," but D’Backs fans shouldn’t count on much from the NL West’s cellar dwellers.
The Brewers, who are fighting for the NL Central title, are a game behind the Cubs. They’ve got 11 games left: four with the Braves at Turner Field starting tonight, then back homer for three with the Cardinals before closing out against the Padres.
We promise to drink more Milwaukee beer this offseason if they take care of business versus the Friars.