With the Quakes’ victory over San Jose and Lake Elsinore’s victory over the 66ers Friday, it kept the Quakes in the driver’s seat for the No. 1 wild-card spot, one game ahead of Lake Elsinore. Lake Elsinore leads the 66ers by two games for the final spot. There are nine games remaining.
The 66ers have only three home games remaining beginning tonight (Saturday) against the Quakes, but I have a feeling this playoff race is going to come down to the final weekend, if not the final day.
Yes, the 66ers are trying to get by minus some of the big guns that carried them to the playoff hunt (Carlos Santana, Austin Gallagher), but I have a feeling they will win enough during the final six games to have a shot at the playoffs. Yes, they might be three games back entering that final weekend against the Quakes, but that is still a shot.
For a Sixers team that seemed overmatched much of the year, that’s not a terrible position to be in.