When will our collapse happen? Or might for once not happen?
One thing the fact that Chris Tillman will be up any day now now gives us three pitchers (Tillman, Guts, Bergy) who we know won't have a Rich Hill like outing. Maybe even a healthy Koji Uehara could help. And no doubt that should make a big difference in the win-loss total.
Second, some of our players are better in rest of the second half. So if you thought and Adam and Nick were good in the first half they should actually be able to get better in the rest of the second half unless the stats "lie".
Speaking of our young stars, Matt Wieters and Nolan Reimold should improve more and more with each game. And with every little thing new thing he learns his game will get better and better. I think this applies a little more for Matt because catcher is a position with a large learning curve.
And there's an "x-factor" the possible trade(s) we make. If we make a trade(s) then of course that would change the team.
Now what triumphs all of this is the fact that injuries happen. And it seems like every year someone(s) go down and the team go down with them. This is also another "x-factor" we don't really know what going to happen.
Another negative is it seems like our bullpen implodes in the second half EVERY YEAR, and if we get rid of George Sherrill that's would only add another "stick of dyanmite" for the implosion. And an imploding bullpen usally beats this
One thing the fact that Chris Tillman will be up any day now now gives us three pitchers (Tillman, Guts, Bergy) who we know won't have a Rich Hill like outing. Heck maybe even a healthy Koji Uehara could help. And no doubt that should make a big difference in the win-loss total.
And our bullpen is about the same as it was last year.
I have presented all the facts that give you reasons why we will and why we will not collapse, which one d o you think will happen?