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

Numbers two and four Happen at the same time, and everyone hates it.

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Let’s just burn the whole thing to the ground, and watch the most hilarious September ever.  Let’s just run it down really quickly:  Just imagine, the Washington Nationals lose Max Scherzer again to his back problems, Stephen Strasburg gets shut down with a shoulder issue.

Suddenly the Nats are falling apart thanks to their leaky bullpen.  The Chicago Cubs run out of steam, Kris Bryant goes ice cold as the season ends.  The Milwaukee Brewers bullpen starts to crack due to overuse, and the Philadelphia Phillies can’t seem to get out of their own way.

That leaves us with… The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cincinnati Reds.  Scenario’s two and four play out, and suddenly, you have probably the most exciting, yet least marketable NL Wild Card game in history, between two teams whos’ fanbases may or may not have already thrown in the towel on this season months ago!

Tell me that wouldn’t be just awesome.  That commentary, by the way, is by no means a slight against Arizona or Cincinnati, but I think they know that.  It would be historic and hilarious all at the same time..

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Wild Card Matchup:  Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds

I TOLD you this was ridiculous.