Here's how the rest of the season shapes up:
We're 9 games out of the wild card lead with series left against teams that are either in the same situation as us (Reds, Rockies) and teams that are "contending" (D-backs, Braves, Phillies). Hell, we're playing the Braves and Phillies TWICE. That's huge.
Like I said, a little winning streak right about now would be perfect. In hockey, I'd call these "4 point games" because of how important they are in regards to climbing (or dropping) in the standings.