Yeah, I don't know what I was thinking there. Our elimination number is three so if Phillies go 5-0 the Braves would still have to sweep the Mets (or lose one and then beat the Rockies). Hope! Can we beat them twice to even make this a conversation?
Last time I looked at the standings - the reverse standings, actually - we were better than the Reds, but mostly I was responding to the fact that they were eliminated last night, after looking much better-positioned than us to take the wild card for weeks (as the Padres looked for months).
We always needed the Braves to stumble a little bit, if not extensively than at least in San Diego, to come into this series. Without that, they couldn't really afford to lose the two games they did, nor to get anything other than a sweep in Atlanta.