Atlanta's recent slump may end up being really good for the Reds. Or really bad. Right now the Reds are in a battle for the 2nd best record in the NL, and hopefully they can land that and all will be well.
If they don't get the 2nd record, though, and ugly scenario would be that the Braves get the wild card and the Reds have to play the Phillies in the NLDS (because I don't think a team can play another from their division in the first round). If the wild card teams come from the NL West, though, the the Phillies would then get the wild card team as a benefit of having the best record and the Central and West winners would play.
The way I see it, the best thing for the Reds would be to get the 2nd best record, have the Braves win the wild card, and the Reds would have home field for the first series against the Braves. If the Reds can't lock up the #2 spot, then I'd much rather have them play the west winner than the Phillies.
But on the other hand, if the Reds do get the #2 spot and the Braves slide continues, that would mean that the Braves fall would force the Reds to play the West winner rather than the Braves as a wild card team.
Bottom line is, I don't know who to root for in all of the other stretch games. If the Reds get the #2 spot, I want Atlanta to start winning again. If not I want them to keep losing.