Four Teams Jock For Wild Card Positioning This Weekend

neil SaftContributor IAugust 22, 2009

DENVER - JULY 26:  Rockies fans celebrate as relief pitcher Huston Street #16 of the Colorado Rockies strikes out Juan Uribe #5 of the San Francisco Giants for the final out at Coors Field on July 26, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. Street recorded his 25th save of the season as the Rockies defeated the Giants 4-2.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Colorado Rockies lead the National League Wild Card race by two games over the San Francisco Giants who they host for a four game weekend series.

Assuming the Rockies are able to win this series, it would provide a big lift for the 2007 National League Champions to begin another playoff run in 2009.

Conversely, if the Giants win the series, every game becomes magnified down the home stretch in the National League West. 

The Giants and Rockies play each other two more times after this weekend.

These teams should also have an eye on National League East rivals Florida Marlins and Atlanta Braves three games series this weekend as well.

These teams each face each other two more times as well, although at a glance, it seems as though the Braves play more sub .500 opponents in September and October than Florida.

If the Giants and Marlins sweep their series this weekend, we could see a very interesting race down the stretch for the NL Wild Card.

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