The second Wild Card is certainly making the MLB playoff race much more interesting this year. More teams are in contention as fewer days on the calender remain.
Earlier this season, it would have been easy to write off the Philadelphia Phillies. They were struggling mightily and they did not look like a playoff team.
Entering August 23, the Phillies were 10 games under .500 and 20 games behind the Washington Nationals for the NL East lead. Since then, the Phillies have gone 15-4 and are just three games out of a Wild Card spot.
There is a good chance that the Phillies can keep their amazing comeback going and reach the playoffs.