Nice to be stringing a few wins in a row again. 3 straight series wins and already guaranteed at least a split in this one. Our schedule is brutal for the next 2 weeks (2 more against ATL then 13 against CIN/PIT). But after that stretch we don't play another team above .500 the rest of the season until the playoffs. Let's just not dig ourselves a hole against CIN/PIT and we should be able to win the division IMO.
Here's how I think NL playoff seeding will play out:
I'm really tempted to put the Reds ahead of the Pirates, but they've got enough injury issues I don't think I can predict them overcoming 3 1/2 games. It could definitely happen, but I think it happens less than 50% of the time.
At this point, I'm inclined to agree with you on the rankings. The Cards are really going to have their mettle tested over the next few weeks. This would be the absolute worst time to go on a losing streak. It will be interesting to see how things shake out.