Re: Feels like we lost today.
Teams play one game playoffs if the standing are tied, so it really doesn't matter. Or are you asking if how they're sorted through the year? It really doesn't matter. I imagine every place does it differently.
Go figure this though, when STL, Milwaukee, and Cincy were tied yesterday, they were put in exactly that order on ESPN.com, even though STL had a higher run differential. Today, STL is above Milwaukee in the 'tie' the same way, and we're 'above' the Cubs in the same tie, with less runs scored and a smaller differential. On sportsline.com its just the opposite. Milwaukee is listed 'higher' than STL, and the Cubs are listed 'higher' than us. On MLB.com its the same thing.
Who knows how who gets priority in standings. In the end its settled by a playoff anyway.