Re: Remaining games, Who does the schedule favor: Reds or Cards?
It favors the Reds, without question. The Reds have beat up on the bottom feeders all season long while the Cardinals have really struggled against them. The Magic Number is also only 7 (with the Cards loss, likely to be 6 if the Reds hold on). Playing the numbers game makes it nearly impossible for the Cardinals to catch up to the Reds. The Reds have 11 games left while the Cards have 13. Say the Reds hold on to win tonight (dropping the magic number to 6) but really suck it up the final 11 games and go 3-8. This means that the Cardinals must go 11-2 to TIE the division. Neither one of those scenarios is likely to happen.