Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
The Reds absolutely positively have to run the table for a shot. The Astros are blazingly hot and facing crap teams.
That's just it -- I think the Astros are due to cool down. They have Pettitte going tonight against Snell, and I actually give Pittsburgh the pitching edge there at this moment...Jason Hirsch against Chacon tomorrow, also a toss-up...and when the Astros don't have a pitching edge, they're doomed. I just don't think they're going to win the next six straight.
I don't think this means anything for the Reds' chances, mind you. Houston aside, too many other teams have to fall out for the wild card, and as for the division, I'm not counting on both Houston AND St. Louis to do that badly. I want the Reds to finish in second in the division though; to have third down in the record books after being in second more or less all season would be disgraceful given their competition through the end of the season.