Originally Posted by New York Red
That works both ways. With three very good teams at the top of the division, the other three are going to rack up a lot of division losses.
They will eventually but they haven't yet that's part of why they records are so good. They seen each other 9 times each and the NLc teams play each other less than other divisions since they break it down over 6 teams.
Reds have 9 with the Pirates and 6 with the Cards
Cards have 6 with both
Pirates have 9 with Reds and 6 with Cards
So the 3 contenders are going to play 27-27 against each other over the final 58 games after hurting each other for 27-27 the first 104. So by the top 3 teams playing so often they all will get slowed down playing even or one will take off and one or both will fade like the Mets who have been ran over by the top two in their division in 21 games.