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brm7675
07-06-2010, 04:35 PM
From here on out, the St. Louis Cards play no games farther west then Houston, while the Reds still have the horrible West coast trip in their future....

RedsFanInBama
07-06-2010, 04:42 PM
I know the history of the west-coast swing, but this team I think is different. I'm certainly not dreading it this year.

brm7675
07-06-2010, 04:50 PM
Even during our BRM era and 1990 we struggled when we went west. We do not play well with those boys at our place, going out there will be HUGE and tough.

RedsFanInBama
07-06-2010, 04:57 PM
I'm feeling a 1999-like stretch. That team was 13-3 at Colorado, San Diego, Arizona, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

3-0 @ COL
2-1 @ SD
3-0 @ ARI
2-1 @ SF
3-1 @ LAD

ian_madden
07-06-2010, 07:57 PM
If we stay healthy and everyone keeps this "over our head pace" I don't fear anyone.

texasdave
07-08-2010, 10:14 AM
Just a quick glance at the schedule for the rest of the season. I don't think either team has a decided advantage. St. Louis has four more home games left than does Cincinnati. But the quality of their opponents is a little tougher. They play 33 games with teams who are over .500 as of today. And the cumulative winning percentage of the teams they face is .474. The Reds have 29 games left with teams who are over .500 as of today. Teams remaining on their schedule have a slightly lower cumulative winning percentage of .465. The fact that all teams play more division foes in the second half bodes well for both of the Central Division contenders as far as the wildcard berth is concerned. It is conceivable that teams in the East and West will beat up on each other and maybe St. Louis and Cincinnati both snag a playoff berth.


TEAM STL CIN
ATL 4 3
NYM 3 0
PHI 4 4
FLA 3 3
WSN 4 4

EAST 18 14

CIN 6 0
STL 0 6
CHI 12 6
MIL 5 12
HOU 9 9
PIT 12 6

CENTRAL 44 39

SDP 4 3
COL 5 7
LAD 4 3
SFG 3 3
ARI 0 7

WEST 16 23

HOME 39 35
AWAY 39 41
.500+ 33 29

WIN PCT 0.474 0.465

Reds42MLB
07-08-2010, 11:20 AM
We have one of the easiest 2nd half schedules in the league.

webbbj
07-08-2010, 12:13 PM
im not worried at all. if we were gonna fall apart it would have happened on this 14 game stretch and the reds have responded with an A+ performance they still got 4 more games but as long as they go 2-2 they would have exceeded expectations with a 9-5 record.



also the reds were just not a very good team in the past so its expected they would fall apart at some point. if ur good you can win anywhere and if ur bad you can lose anywhere. were good.

Caveman Techie
07-08-2010, 12:41 PM
I'm feeling a 1999-like stretch. That team was 13-3 at Colorado, San Diego, Arizona, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

3-0 @ COL
2-1 @ SD
3-0 @ ARI
2-1 @ SF
3-1 @ LAD

Lol, I remember that. They even started wearing their away jerseys at home. Fans were putting up "Welcome to Arizona!" signs throughout the park, ahh good times.

ian_madden
07-08-2010, 12:53 PM
It is conceivable that teams in the East and West will beat up on each other and maybe St. Louis and Cincinnati both snag a playoff berth.

I typically root for teams in our division. I liked when the Cards and Astros were battling it out to go to the World Series a few years back, especially since the central was considered the worst division in baseball. But in this case i don't want to face the cards with the World Series on the line. Their front line of starting pitching is better than ours, even if we get Lee.

BuckWild03
07-08-2010, 02:21 PM
We have one of the easiest 2nd half schedules in the league.

And that worries me.

OldRed1966
07-10-2010, 11:58 PM
Per Baseball Tonight the Reds will have only 25 games vs. teams with records over .500 after the All Star break.

GIDP
07-10-2010, 11:59 PM
That all can change.

bshall2105
07-11-2010, 12:00 AM
That's great to hear. I'm ready to get back to the Pirates, Astros, and Brewers.

OldRed1966
07-11-2010, 12:04 AM
That all can change.



It could, but I don't think it's that likely. The Reds will still have a series left with the Dodgers, Giants, Padres, Braves, two with the Rockies, and 3 with the Cardinals I think. That should make up all the teams with winning records. The rest of their games will be within their division, two series with the DBacks and one series vs. the Marlins and Nationals. The Marlins are the only team out of the group of teams below .500 that I see as having a chance of climbing above .500.

Mr Larkin
07-11-2010, 12:39 AM
Good news. The Reds are for real this year and will only get better next year.

Maker_84
07-11-2010, 01:48 AM
well some good news even tho we suck right now

Donder
07-12-2010, 08:10 AM
According to Buster Olney on Mike & Mike this morning. The Reds only have 25 more games this season against teams with a .500 or better. The Cardinals have 32 such games. Buster's argument is that this bodes well for one of those teams ending up with the Wildcard. Thanks Pittsburgh, Houston, Milwaukee, and Cubbies!

AintlifeGrande
07-12-2010, 08:19 PM
The Dodgers should scare us the most,after the sweep at GABP.They can flat out hit and pitch.