No, nothing to do with Timmeh's hair or the beards of Wilson, Romo & Co.
Imagine it's noon on Sunday. The Giants have split the first two games of the season-ending series with the Padres, are NL West Champs and locked in for a Division Series with home field advantage. The Braves have dropped the first two games of their final series and are hopelessly behind the Phillies in the late innings of their last game.
The Giants have nothing more to do than take a few curtain calls, make 27 outs, avoid injuries and be ready for Game 1.
How do you play it?
Do you make a semi-serious effort to win on Sunday, put one last beat down on the Fathers (oh teh Patricidal joy of eliminating a division rival from two races in one weekend...) and get ready to face Atlanta while sending Cincinnati into the meat grinder against the Phillies?
Or do you play it soft, send out a starting lineup of mostly reserves, limit Sanchez to 80 pitches and then run through the back end of the bullpen, and take a meaningless loss thereby setting up a Wild Card playoff game which might send the Padres against Philly and bring the Reds here?