Those are the standings accounting for all games played on Sunday. No matter what the record is of the two wild card teams, their record cannot be viewed as “better” when it comes to who hosts which games as division winners get priority.
The standings being what they are with San Francisco three games back of the Reds with three games to go and Cincinnati winning the season series against the Giants 4-3 guarantee the Giants will host Game 1 and Game 2 of the best-of-five NLDS on the first Saturday and Sunday of October, respectively. Washington holds the tiebreaker over Cincy, but there is still a possibility that the Giants will play Washington to start their 2012 Postseason.
No announcements for the exact rotation for the Giants have been made, but Bochy hinted the Giants will only go with 11 pitchers with all five starters on the 25-man roster, making their bench of position players deeper for the purpose of adding speed.
In the final three games of the season in the NL, Washington will host the Phillies, the Reds will go to St. Louis, the Giants to LA, and Atlanta will go to Pittsburgh. You’re probably well aware, but this means the Giants have an opportunity to eliminate the Dodgers from postseason contention this week. Should be fun.