Halfway through the season, it’s become apparent that we’re living in one of those alternate PECOTA-projected simulations where the Cubs are a .500 team, the Brewers are just good enough to hold on to first, the Diamondbacks and Rockies are legitimately good, and the Giants are having one of the worst seasons in their history. There have been a lot of surprises this year, most of them unpleasant, like biting into a bone hidden in your sandwich. Surprise! You chipped a tooth. Surprise! Ben Zobrist, Addison Russell, and Kyle Schwarber can’t hit anymore. Surprise! The rotation unanimously decided to self-immolate.
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