The angst in this thread is just a tad surprising. I think the order of the loss is the reason. What I mean is, the Cards won 2 of 3 from a weak Met team but a win came in the final game. They are happy.
The Reds did better, winning 3 of 4 but lost the last game. If the Reds had lost the 1st, and won the next 3.....happy!
Now, roll the ugliness!