If the postseason started today…
With all the new postseason changes installed for the 2012 playoffs, MLB.com has created a bracket that explains what the matchups would be if the season ended today.
Check it out by clicking here.
Right now, the Reds have the No. 2 seed and would play No. 3 seed San Francisco, with Game 1 being Saturday Oct. 6 at AT&T Park. Top seeded Washington would get the Wild Card winner. All of that is subject to change of course in the final couple of weeks. And the Wild Card battle could unbelievably exciting in the final days of the season as the Cardinals and Pirates seem to be fading and the Phillies and Brewers are surging to within three games back. If the Phillies get in, they could be very dangerous as the Reds more than had their hands full with them the past couple of weeks.
And to answer one frequently asked question — Yes, teams from the same division can meet in the NL Division Series, which is technically considered the second round of the playoffs following the new one-game Wild Card showdowns.