We were 2.5 games ahead of Texas on the day Vlad went ont eh disabled list. Starting play on the day he returns (assuming that is tonight) we are 1.5 games ahead of Texas.
Every pundit agreed Vlad was irreplaceable - but this a deep, diverse team. Save for a few bullpen blowouts (which are inevitable, but we are spoiled in Haloheim), we could easily be 5.5 up.
So this thing is gonna kick into gear, folks. Vlad the Impaler is here to smack you in the balls with a stick.