With the Pirates poised to challenge the Cards NL Central lead, St. Louis sweeps red-hot Diamondbacks in the desert while the Cubs stumble a bit against the Giants. Dan and John discuss the pivotal West Coast trips as both teams prepare for the September sprint to the playoffs.
As both the Cards and Cubs face tough, pivotal West Coast road trips, Dan and John speculate on how each team will position itself for the September stretch run. They also discuss the Cubs' stumbling starting pitching and the Cards' scuffling offense.
According to our extremely unofficial math, the Cubs and Cards have a 32 percent chance of meeting in the NLDS. Dan and John discuss the potential for that historic series, speculate on pitching matchups, and make a few other predictions.
Cubs go on hottest streak of season at the right time but will it last and are the Cubs about to bench Starlin Castro? Dan and John discuss these items and whether Randal Grichuk has finally turned a corner as a star player or whether his good season so far is fool's gold.