Right, but to get to 83-70, you have to be playing well the whole rest of the time. If you need to win 9 in a row, since all wins are equal, you probably needed to start winning before the last 9 games of the season.
Of course, you'd be right to point to the 2007 Rockies as a team that wasn't all that great and then streaked through September and that carried them all the way to the NL pennant.
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