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Homer Bailey
05-11-2007, 03:41 PM
Sat. 10 Chicago Cubs L 4-2 36-26
Sun. 11 Chicago Cubs L 9-3 36-27
Mon. 12 Milwaukee L 6-5 36-28
Tue. 13 Milwaukee L 6-4 36-29
Wed. 14 Milwaukee W 3-0 37-29
Fri. 16 Chicago Sox L 12-4 37-30
Sat. 17 Chicago Sox L 8-6 37-31
Sun. 18 Chicago Sox L 8-1 37-32
Mon. 19 at NY Mets W 4-2 38-32
Tue. 20 at NY Mets L 9-2 38-33
Wed. 21 at NY Mets W 6-5 39-33
Thu. 22 at NY Mets L 6-2 39-34
Fri. 23 at Cleveland W 3-0 40-34
Sat. 24 at Cleveland L 4-0 40-35
Sun. 25 at Cleveland W 4-2 41-35
Tue. 27 Kansas City L 9-8 41-36
Wed. 28 Kansas City W 7-2 42-36
Thu. 29 Kansas City W 6-5 43-36
Fri. 30 Cleveland W 9-8 44-36

Jul. '06 OPPONENT RESULT REC WIN LOSS SAVE ATT
Sat. 1 Cleveland L 12-7
Sun. 2 Cleveland L 6-3
Mon. 3 at Milwaukee L 8-7
Tue. 4 at Milwaukee L 5-2
Wed. 5 at Milwaukee L 6-5
Thu. 6 at Atlanta L 8-7
Fri. 7 at Atlanta W 10-5
Sat. 8 at Atlanta L 4-1
Sun. 9 at Atlanta L 8-3

That was the 9-20 slide the Reds went on right before the all-star break last year. I understand the argument that it was a lot easier division last year, but the Reds were in this race until that dreaded West Coast trip. All of a sudden, a 15-20 start doesn't look THAT bad. Sure I would have liked a better start, but whose to say we wont go on a run now like we did at the beginning of last year?

The Brewers will come back to Earth on this road trip. Let's keep the faith people.... There is A LOT of baseball to be played.

Thoughts?

Hey Meat
05-11-2007, 03:47 PM
Yeah, I agree, but the problem is that the Reds start that "dreaded West Coast trip" today.

Homer Bailey
05-11-2007, 03:55 PM
Yeah, I agree, but the problem is that the Reds start that "dreaded West Coast trip" today.

That's a good point, but also this year they aren't necessarily playing with the pressure of having something to lose like they were last year. I have a different attitude about the trip this time.

BRM
05-11-2007, 03:55 PM
The Reds were only 4 games back at the end of that slide. They were still in the thick of the race even after that terrible stretch. They are already at 9.5 back right now with the west coast trip looming.

Always Red
05-11-2007, 04:44 PM
The Reds were only 4 games back at the end of that slide. They were still in the thick of the race even after that terrible stretch. They are already at 9.5 back right now with the west coast trip looming.

The fat lady is warming up her pipes off stage.

The Reds need to kick it into gear and win now or they'll be out of it all by the end of May.

They're 9.5 behind the Brewers, but "only" 7 back in the wild card...:(

PS-that's really sad, that I just mentioned wild card on May 11th.

edabbs44
05-11-2007, 04:48 PM
The first place team last year didn't have the best record in baseball.

Homer Bailey
05-11-2007, 04:59 PM
The first place team last year didn't have the best record in baseball.

They will come back down to Earth.... No way Sheets lasts the whole year and Fielder will certainly cool off.

joshnky
05-11-2007, 05:12 PM
I forgot, did we make the postseason last year?

nate
05-11-2007, 06:04 PM
I forgot, did we make the postseason last year?

Yes, we just didn't play in it.

Homer Bailey
05-11-2007, 06:05 PM
I forgot, did we make the postseason last year?

We were in first place as late as August even after the 9-20 stretch.

Always Red
05-11-2007, 06:12 PM
They will come back down to Earth.... No way Sheets lasts the whole year and Fielder will certainly cool off.

Unless the Brew Crew of 2007 are analogous to the Tigers of 2006, or the White Sox of 2005. Stranger things have happened. In fact, it seems to happen nearly every year.

The Brewers are a pretty good team, not great, but pretty darn good. I don't see them finishing a few games above .500 like the Cards did last year.