Originally Posted by 10xWSChamps
The season is far from over and a 1.5 game lead certainly doesn't set anything into stone
The big plus is the Reds are in first by 1 1/2 games, tied for the Wild Card with the Giants, 1 game back of the Padres, and 1/2 game back of the Braves. If the Reds can play only a few games above .500 until the end of the season it would take 4 teams playing above that level for the Reds to not make the playoffs.
Of course as we all know the West coast road trip will be the real decider in all of this. After that road trip the Reds have more home games than road games with plenty of losing teams on the schedule. If the Reds are in a similar position at that point I will start feeling pretty good about things.