When all the dust settles on the 2010 regular season, I think the Reds win this divison by 4 or 5 games. I just think they have a better team than the Cardinals. The head to head record not withstanding, the Redlegs have a better pitching staff (top to bottom), a better bench, and a far superior infield both offensively and defensively.
Pujols one of the top players in both leagues...sure.
Carpenter & Wainright the top 2 pitchers in the league...perhaps.
But I think that's where the comparisons end. The Reds are a better club in 2010 and I truly believe they'll show that by the time this thing winds down. They clearly were pressing against St Louis and if they can overcome that, they'll have this thing on cruise control by mid September.
This is how I feel and the 6 Hudy Delights I have enjoyed this evening plays no factor in my prediciton.