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Kc61
09-13-2010, 12:21 AM
The Cards have four home series left: Cubs, Pads, Bucs, Rockies.
The Reds have three home series left: DBacks, Astros, Brewers.

The Cards have two road series left: Bucs, Cubs. And makeup game at Fla.
The Reds have three road series left: Astros, Brewers, Pads.

The Reds have two off-days left, before and after the Pads series - 9/23 and 9/27. Cards have no more scheduled off-days.

The Cards have two four game series, vs. Pads and Rockies (both at StL.).
The Reds have one four game series, vs. DBacks (at Cin.).

Seems to me the Reds have a slight advantage in opposition because the Cards must play four game series with two contenders, Pads and Rockies.

But Cards have advantage of playing more series at home, where they play well. Reds have disadvantage of a nine-game road trip at Houston, Milwaukee, and SD.

Reds have six game lead, five in the loss column. Cards have two more games left overall.

Looking at the upcoming series, the Cubs have played the Cards tough so far this year. The Reds swept the DBacks in Arizona.

The Operator
09-13-2010, 01:59 AM
One item of note, The Cards seem to play well against good teams. It's been the bad teams who have beaten their brains in this year. So having them face the tougher schedule may not really pan out like that.

HokieRed
09-13-2010, 07:17 AM
Slight edge to the Cardinals. Houston, remember, has been about as good as anybody over the last 40-50 games. They have their best teams at home, we have ours on the road. And they have two series with the Bucs, easily the weakest of the teams, despite our resounding performance over the weekend. Their back end of the rotation guys can beat the Bucs, and their offense will pound them in a way we're not capable of doing now.

MattyHo4Life
09-13-2010, 09:36 AM
Do not underestimate Houston. The Astros are playing really good baseball right now, and they are a big reason why the Cards are where they are now.

Sea Ray
09-14-2010, 09:42 AM
Slight edge to the Cardinals. Houston, remember, has been about as good as anybody over the last 40-50 games. They have their best teams at home, we have ours on the road. And they have two series with the Bucs, easily the weakest of the teams, despite our resounding performance over the weekend. Their back end of the rotation guys can beat the Bucs, and their offense will pound them in a way we're not capable of doing now.

Biggest edge is to the Reds: 7 game lead in the standings