Reds at Brewers, 8:10 (Matt Latos vs Kyle Lohse)
Games remaining: Reds 15, Cards 16, Pirates 16
Cards 85-61 ----
Pirates 85-61 ----
Reds 83-64 2.5
Nationals 77-69 5.5 behind Reds for 2nd WC (won 6 row)
Reds remaining schedule:
@Mil 3, @Hou 3, @Pit 3
H Mets 3, H Pirates 3
At the moment
If season ended today...current playoff picture
Cards and Pirates would play a division tie-break game in Pittsburgh on Monday, Sept 30.
Pirates would host that game, based on 10-9 season series advantage over Cards.
Winner of Cards vs Pirates would then host Reds in Wild Card game on Tuesday, October 1.
Winner would begin NLDS on Thursday, October 3.
Tiebreakers (From MLB)
*If just one game is needed to settle the issue, it will tentatively be played on Monday, Sept. 30. That applies to determining the division championship whether or not the losing team would still qualify as a Wild Card.
*if the Pirates and Cardinals end up with identical records at the top of the NL Central, but both clubs would make the postseason regardless, the winner of their extra game would be declared the division winner while the loser would have to play in the sudden death Wild Card playoff game.
*Homefield advantage is determined first by head-to-head records, then by the higher winning percentage in intradivision games. If a further tie-breaker is needed it's the best winning percentage in the last half of intraleague games.
*The same format will be used if two teams tie for the division and also tie for both available wild card spots. The two division teams would play each other on Monday with the winner being named division champion and the loser meeting the other team in the Wild Card playoff.
Home-Field Advantage in Two-Team Tiebreakers
1. Head-to-head winning percentage during the 2013 regular season.
2. Higher winning percentage in intradivision games.
3. Higher winning percentage in the last half of intraleague games.
Two-Club Tie for One Wild Card Spot:
One tiebreak game will be played on Monday. Sept. 30 (tentatively) to determine the Wild Card. Home field advantage will be determined by the rules above for a two-team tiebreaker.
Three-Club Tie for Division Championship & Two Wild Card Spots:
After Clubs have been assigned their A, B and C designations, Club A would host Club B on Monday, Sept. 30 (tentatively). The loser of the game would be declared one Wild Card Club. The winner of that game would then host Club C on Tuesday, Oct. 1 (tentatively) to determine the Division Champion. The loser of the game would be declared the other Wild Card Club.
Pirates: 10-9 vs Cards, 7-6 vs Reds
Cards: 9-10 vs Pirates, 11-8 vs Reds
Reds: 6-7 vs Pirates, 8-11 vs Cards