Buckle Up: five ridiculous NL Wild Card scenarios

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets of the New York Mets looks on during the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on August 25, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Teams are wearing special color-schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players' Weekend. The Braves won 2-1. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets of the New York Mets looks on during the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on August 25, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Teams are wearing special color-schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players' Weekend. The Braves won 2-1. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images) /
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Ridiculous NL Wild Card Scenarios

Bryce Harper does Bryce Harper things, Phils get in

I mean, c’mon.  Picture it.  Bryce Harper – the $330M man – steps up to the plate, the season on the line?  Whether you like him (I don’t) or can’t stand him (I can’t), that’s great for Major League Baseball.

It could actually happen too.  The Philadelphia Phillies pitching woes have been well documented, as their injured list is starting to look more like a relievers convention by the week.  Their offense has struggled more than many expected, although they seem to be finding their stroke lately.

The good news for the Phillies is that their primary weakness is quite literally every other National League team weakness too and that alone could keep them in contention should their offense continue to make up for lost time.

I would look for Harper to take control and become a true Philadelphia legend as he rallies the troops to overtake the Chicago Cubs or the Washington Nationals into the second Wild Card spot.  Ugh.

Wild Card Matchup:  Phillies at Nationals