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    6 to eliminate those pesky Pirates.

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    "Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard

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    Here's a site designed about a decade ago with the help of one of my friends at Cal-Berkeley. It's more accurate than the other magic number sites I've seen because it writes the MLB schedule into the formula. The numbers represent the number necessary to clinch a "tie" and force a one-game playoff (like in 1999). So I always add 1 to the magic number.

    http://riot.ieor.berkeley.edu/~baseb...al_league.html

    At start of play on the morning of August 29, the Reds' magic number for reaching the playoffs is only 29.
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    Re: Reds' magic number

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    29!
    If the Reds play at the pace they're on, going 18-14 the rest of the way, the Cardinals have to go 24-10 to tie and 25-9 to win the division outright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    If the Reds play at the pace they're on, going 18-14 the rest of the way, the Cardinals have to go 24-10 to tie and 25-9 to win the division outright.
    In other words, the division is really the Reds to win right now and it would take a pretty sizeable collapse to lose it.
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    In other words, the division is really the Reds to win right now and it would take a pretty sizeable collapse to lose it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearcatShane View Post
    In other words, the division is really the Reds to win right now and it would take a pretty sizeable collapse to lose it.
    I think a lot depends on the series with the Cards. If the Cards sweep they can make up a ton of ground fast. Then after that series the Reds go to Colorado for 4 games. It's a tough week stretch.

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    I think a lot depends on the series with the Cards. If the Cards sweep they can make up a ton of ground fast. Then after that series the Reds go to Colorado for 4 games. It's a tough week stretch.
    True but the Cards will NEED to sweep. Otherwise, they're going to have an uphill battle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Shhhhhhhh!
    I didn't wanna say it, but it's true. But as others have mentioned, we'll really have a good idea exactly one week from now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearcatShane View Post
    In other words, the division is really the Reds to win right now and it would take a pretty sizeable collapse to lose it.
    To quote Ace Rothstein in Casino

    "In so many words, yes."
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