...will set up the second half in a BIG way.
The Buccos go to Washington and play the Cubbies and Astros at home. The Bucs are a combined 11-5 against those three teams. They play 10 games in those three series. If they can go 6-4, or gulp 7-3, they could be 4 or 5 games over .500.
St. Louis plays @ Tampa and home against Reds and Dbacks. They are 2-1 against the Dbacks and 2-4 against the Reds. They are 6-5 against the AL.
The Reds play @ the Brewers, @ the Reds and Cleveland at home. They swept Cleveland earlier and are 7-2 against the Brewers and are 4-2 against the Cards.
The Buccos have the easiest schedule. The Buccos and Reds could really make up some ground here.