First diary - by the way, so be gentle. :)
I was perusing the NL West standings this morning, and I noticed that the Padres have 44 games remaining as do the Rockies. The Dodgers have 43 games left and are 6.5 games out. Assuming the Padres/D-Backs can finish up .500 the rest of the way out, that means the Dodgers would have to go 28-15 over the next 43 to catch up and the Rocks would have to go 27-17. Is this possible? Or do we write off everybody but the D-Backs?