The Chicago Cubs are decided to interrupt their streak of solely qualifying for the playoffs as soon as since 2018 because the season involves a detailed. At the moment, the staff has a document of 78-69 and is trailing the Milwaukee Brewers by 4.5 video games within the Nationwide League Central. Nonetheless, the Cubs are in charge of their very own future within the wild card race, holding a 2.5-game lead over the San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Cincinnati Reds.
The present standings as of Friday are as follows: Phillies (79-67), Cubs (78-69), Giants (75-71), Diamondbacks (76-72), Reds (76-72), and Marlins (75-72, 0.5 video games behind).
The “magic quantity” for the Cubs to safe a playoff berth is decided by combining the variety of victories the staff wants with the variety of losses by their closest competitors. Making use of the MLB formulation, the Cubs’ present magic quantity is 13.
As a way to safe their place within the playoffs, the Cubs should additionally end forward of the Reds within the standings. Cincinnati presently holds the tiebreaker, having gained seven out of the 13 video games performed between the 2 groups through the common season. The Cubs may even lose tiebreakers to the Phillies and Marlins. To forestall shedding the tiebreaker to the Diamondbacks, the Cubs should sweep them of their upcoming street sequence. Nonetheless, the staff does have a tiebreaker benefit over the Giants.
Followers can keep up to date on the Cubs’ journey by following the Cubs Speak Podcast.