As of today, August 23rd, the Reds are 72-52, which is 124 games into the season. Of the remaining 38 games, here is what the Reds have left to play:
19 home games
19 road games
Games against teams that are above .500: 13 games (SF-3, StL-3, Col-4, SD-3)
Games against teams that are below .500: 25 games (ChC-3, Mil-9, Pit-3, Ari-4, Hou-6)
The Cardinals have three more games left (41) than the Reds, counting the make-up game against Florida. That will mean three less off days than the Reds in the next six weeks. The Cardinals have the following left to play:
17 home games
24 road games
Games against teams that are above .500: 16 games (Cin-3, Atl-4, SD-4, Col-4, Fla-1)
Games against teams that are below .500: 25 games (Pit-9, Wsh-4, Hou-3, Mil-3, ChC-6)
So it appears to me that the Reds have several small advantages for the
remainder of the year:
1. They have three fewer games left to play.
2. They have more days off.
3. They have a higher percentage of home games
4. They play fewer games against teams with winning records.
5. They have a 3.5 game lead in the standings.
With this said, the Cardinals do get to play 9 games against the Pirates, and our most frequent competitor will be the Brewers (9 games). Now if the Reds keep playing like they have for the month of August, they will be in great shape.