I don't think our opponent matters at all - I think the ABFF and PPFF and MBFF and StLCFF are all saying "Damn it, we have to play the NATS. How are we ever going to win those games?"
I think the only thing that matters is what the Reds do. I think once we've got the #1 seed wrapped up, we'll ease off the gas and slide in at 98-99 wins.
I would add the Phillies too, I don't think they'd want to ease up if they still have a shot. Also, they shouldn't make life easy for St. Louis either. The only answer is to go all out until everything is settled.