Friday, September 23, 2011
Braves and Cardinals Battle for Wild Card
With six games left who is in a better position to win the wild card? Based on each team's schedule, the edge goes to the Cardinals. St. Louis will play three games each against the Chicago Cubs and the Houston Astros, two of the three worst teams in the NL. Atlanta will play three against the Washington Nationals and three against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Nationals are 8-2 in their last 10, including a sweep of Philly. The Phillies have lost six straight but still easily have the best record in the game and may want to capture some momentum before the playoffs start. Luckily for the Braves, there aren't many games left to make up the two game gap. However, it would not be surprising to see the Cards run the table while Atlanta falters. Look for St. Louis to take home the NL wild card.