Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 3, 2010
Paul White of USA Today breaks down what's going on with these three teams today -
The Padres, Giants and Atlanta Braves have a chance to set up baseball's first three-way tiebreaker.
What happens to the NL West and wild card races today if:
•Giants beat Padres; Phillies beat Braves: San Francisco wins West; San Diego plays at Atlanta on Monday to decide wild card.
•Giants beat Padres; Braves beat Phillies: San Francisco wins West; Atlanta wins wild card.
•Padres beat Giants; Phillies beat Braves: San Diego wins West based on head-to-head record against San Francisco; San Francisco wins wild card.
•Padres beat Giants; Braves beat Phillies: San Francisco plays at San Diego on Monday to decide West; loser of Monday game plays at Atlanta on Tuesday to decide wild card.
Unless you're a Giants fan, how could you not be rooting for the Padres and Braves today? Those two winning would make for some swell baseball games after this weekend, and before the NLDS, no?