Originally Posted by cumberlandreds
Phillies probably did themselves by losing three of four. The Cards do have good chance now to pull away in the wild card. IIRC, their next 9 games are against the Astros and Cubs.
Just shows you that in battling for a second wild card you don't have to be that good to get the spot.
Cards still have to be considered favorite, despite terrible won-lost record of late. They went 2-5 on the west coast trip. They are something like 6-13 over the last 19 games they played.
Now their schedule gets easier for awhile, before finishing up with the Nats and Reds. And who knows if the Nats and Reds will play their best players.