Originally Posted by Degenerate39
And in order for it to go down. The Reds have to win or the Cards have to lose. But what if they both lose the same day? Or what if the Reds play win on the Cards day off?
If they both lose on the same day, then Cardinals have lost and the number decreases by one.
If the Reds were to play and win while the Cardinals have a day off (not possible this season, since the Cards have no off days remaining), then the Reds would have won and the number decreases by one.
If both win on the same day, then the Reds have won and the number decreases by one.
If the Reds win and the Cardinals lose (or if the Reds beat the Cards like they did on Saturday), then the number decreases by two--one for the Reds win, and one for the Cards loss.