1.5 behind the Cubbies/Giants now
Who's going to win the wild card?
Mayhaps, even the Astros?
Next few games for the astros-
Series vs. Cin(3 games), @ Pit (4 games), @ STL(3 games, this is going to be painful
) vs. Mil ( 3 games), @ SF(3 games), @ Mil (3 games), vs. Stl (3 games)
2nd easiest schedule
Cin, Pit, Mil have losing records: 13 games
SF, STL have winning records: 9 games
9 at home, 13 away
vs. Mon (3 games), vs Fla ( 3 games), vs Pit (3 games), @ Cin (4 games), @ Pit (3 games), @ NYM(3 games), vs. Cin ( 4 games)
The thing working against the Cubs is that it seems like they may have to play 26 games in 25 days which is grueling, especially at the end of the season. However, their schedule looks favorable:
12 at home, 10 away
NYM, Mon, Pit, Cin have losing records, 16 games
Fla has a winning record, 6 games
@COL (2), @ Ari (3),@ Mil (3) vs SD(3), vs HOU(3), vs LA(3), @ SD(3)
They may have the stoughest schedule
11 away, 9 home
Col, Ari, Mil having losing records, 9 games. v weak teams
Hou, LA, SD are tough teams, 11 games against them
Marlins: vs. NYM (3), @ CHC (6), vs Mon (4), vs ATL (3), vs PHI (3), @ ATL (3), @ MON (3), @ PHI (1)
Boy oh boy what a hard schedule. Might be as bad as the giants
Other than the mets and Mon (phillies are still a decent team IMO) they are playing hot teams
With Mets, Mon, Phi they play 14 games against teams with losing records (but Phillies are underachievers)
With Atl and CHC they play 12 games against hot teams
Not to mention they won't have any rest, they'll probably be as tired as the cubbies.
Who's gonna win?