This season is over, folks. Schmidt is off for whatever reason, and the Giants can't afford to have their ace be off like this while being about 10 games behind.
They've lost eight of nine on their way to losing nine of ten, and their best pitcher is pitching like their worst pitcher.
The wildcard is a tempting lure, to be certain, as the Giants are only six or seven behind there, but with a different problem everyday I'm beginning just to hope for 3rd place and a respectable record.
If anybody wants to give me a pep talk, feel free -- I'd like to see how anyone can put a positive spin on the last 10 games.