Reds. Pirates. Braves. Nationals.
The Cardinals, after another night of silent lumber, are 10 games over .500 and playing (generally) well. But it seems like a crapload of teams are ahead of them in the standings. Some by a little. Some by a lot.
We’re not as sidways as in 2011 when the Cardinals had a 1.1% chance of making the playoffs on 08/27/11 and ended up with the 19th best regular season comeback to get a playoff berth in history:
So we checked in to see what our buddies over at CoolStandings.com had to say about 2012. And it turns out that we need not worry quite yet. The Central Division odds aren’t great, but overall? The Cardinals are more likely to be in the playoffs than out:
That’s 65% chance the Birds will play extra baseball in 2012.
We’ll keep an eye on this. Mainly because it’s math made easy. We were terrible at math.