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rolenmvp
09-17-2010, 11:33 PM
I know I should't get ahead of myself but right now this team is just playing terrible and I guess I am probably the biggest negative person on this board but, facts are facts and right now the REDS are just not getting it done. our offense besides of gomes tonight has just been awful, it's just been awful for our offense lately.

I'm telling you, everybody that was printing playoff tickets already better be waking up from their sleep because right now it doesn't look good, terrible effort if you ask me. this division is far from over, right now the cardinals are about to be 6 games back, I say I am worried alittle bit, we still might win it but this doesn't look like a playoff team right now and I love the REDS more than anybody, it's just awful right now.

BAKER12
09-17-2010, 11:41 PM
Hate to say it, but Cards are due to get hot. If this lead gets to four games by early next week I think the Reds might be in trouble. Simply put, the Reds are not playing well at all.

Natty Redlocks
09-17-2010, 11:44 PM
Oh god oh god the sky is falling save me jee bus

rolenmvp
09-17-2010, 11:45 PM
Oh god oh god the sky is falling save me jee bus

if you can't see it man...your clueless bro. right now this reds team is playing terrible, and if it gets down to 4 or 3...it's going to be nail-biting time, even marty brennaman is saying right now this is a crucial time so, everybody even a few is worried, I am one of them...

Natty Redlocks
09-18-2010, 12:02 AM
if you can't see it man...your clueless bro. right now this reds team is playing terrible, and if it gets down to 4 or 3...it's going to be nail-biting time, even marty brennaman is saying right now this is a crucial time so, everybody even a few is worried, I am one of them...

Just enjoy the ride bro. First place Is way better than fourth.

bshall2105
09-18-2010, 12:11 AM
If Chris Welsh says we're going to the playoffs, then we're going to the playoffs!

RedsLvr
09-18-2010, 12:11 AM
Hate to say it, but Cards are due to get hot. If this lead gets to four games by early next week I think the Reds might be in trouble. Simply put, the Reds are not playing well at all.

I hate to say it, but so are we.

Jefferson24
09-18-2010, 12:12 AM
the Reds July dive is just last this year. They will probably hang on but I bet it's a lot closer than 6 games by the end. And yes I am worried, I see two teams starting to move in opposite directions.

redlegs2370
09-18-2010, 12:24 AM
I think the hardest thing for any athletic team to do is finish things off, especially young players. I feel the Reds are playing tight and afraid to lose, not only is the team struggling at the plate but we are seeing defensive lapses that this team hasn't had. The scary thing is the Cards are good enough and have the pitching to run on a 10-12 game winning streak and the Reds have enough question marks and lack of a bench to lose 10-12 games in a row. I'm not say either will happen but nor do I want it to happen but I think it is far too early to say this thing is in the bag.

But hey in March if you told us that the Reds would have a 6 game lead on September the 18th I would have said I'll take it and I must say it beats the alternative of the last 10 years when these games didn't mean anything. So I guess we will sit back and enjoy the last two weeks, remember even though the Reds have had a winning month every month so far it has by far been anything but easy wins.

RedsLvr
09-18-2010, 12:26 AM
I think the hardest thing for any athletic team to do is finish things off, especially young players. I feel the Reds are playing tight and afraid to lose, not only is the team struggling at the plate but we are seeing defensive lapses that this team hasn't had. The scary thing is the Cards are good enough and have the pitching to run on a 10-12 game winning streak and the Reds have enough question marks and lack of a bench to lose 10-12 games in a row. I'm not say either will happen but nor do I want it to happen but I think it is far too early to say this thing is in the bag.

The Cards don't have the pitching depth to get past a 3 game winning streak, yet alone over 10.

DocRed
09-18-2010, 12:28 AM
Oh god oh god the sky is falling save me jee bus

Just as bad as the "Oh my god you are overreacting" post.....

redlegs2370
09-18-2010, 12:30 AM
The Cards don't have the pitching depth to get past a 3 game winning streak, yet alone over 10.

I hope you right and I'm wrong. However, they just won two in a row with Westbrook and Loshe, they certainly can win three in a row with Garcia, Wainright, and Carpenter. That puts them at 5. Westbrook looked really good last night, he had the ground ball going and lots of DP's. Loshe has now beaten the Braves and Padres in back to back starts. We all no that the three headed monster is about to get going again.

But the Reds can take care of their own position by winning series.

AintlifeGrande
09-18-2010, 12:30 AM
Rolenmvp after tonight I'm am getting a tad worried.Marty and Cowboy said this dont look like a team in 1st place,they look like a team chasing 1st place.

AintlifeGrande
09-18-2010, 12:33 AM
they certainly can win three in a row with Garcia, Wainright, and Carpenter.


Garcia has been shut down,Suppan in his place.I like our odds!

redlegs2370
09-18-2010, 12:41 AM
they certainly can win three in a row with Garcia, Wainright, and Carpenter.


Garcia has been shut down,Suppan in his place.I like our odds!
Even with Suppan pitching, the Cards have the advantage of the schedule. The Padres are struggling and momentum has shifted to the Cards. I look for the Cards to sweep the series against SD and then when you get on a roll anything can happen. Albert is more than capable of carrying a team for a two week stretch.

Like I said the Reds need to win the series, unfortunately I'm not optimistic about beating Houston or Milwaukee. This is not some sky is falling theory either. Houston's pitching is better than earlier in the year and the Reds offense is not very good. Mix the two and you have trouble. The Brewers pitching is not as good as Houston but their offense is really good and the Reds pitchers have been known to have those games where the give up a lot of runs, see Giants and Rockies games. I'm just stating what I see. I do think their is some reason to be concerned.

BAKER12
09-18-2010, 01:04 AM
Schedule favors Cardinals, they play the Pirates 6 more times. After pondering this ??? again, I am worried and would imagine the Reds team feels the same way.

AintlifeGrande
09-18-2010, 01:30 AM
Glad to see our Sundeckers discussing this issue.No thread about the current state of the Reds on the ORG.

malcontent
09-18-2010, 01:33 AM
Schedule favors Cardinals, they play the Pirates 6 more times. After pondering this ??? again, I am worried and would imagine the Reds team feels the same way.
For some reason, I expect the Pirates to finish the Cardinals' chances off.

That said, they're only 5 back in the loss column.

757690
09-18-2010, 01:49 AM
Schedule favors Cardinals, they play the Pirates 6 more times. After pondering this ??? again, I am worried and would imagine the Reds team feels the same way.

Cards just lost 2 of 3 to the Pirates. They play Chicago in Chicago three times, and they have a hard time beating them, 4-8 this year. They have that one game in Miami, where they have to fly from St. Louis to Miami, then to Pittsburgh in 24 hours. They end the season with 4 against the Rockies, who should be fighting for a playoff spot, and have a habit of finishing strong.

Reds have 6 against the Brewers, who they are 7-1 against this year. The one tough part will be three in SD.

I think the schedules are at least even the rest of the way.

malcontent
09-18-2010, 02:00 AM
Cards just lost 2 of 3 to the Pirates. They play Chicago in Chicago three times, and they have a hard time beating them, 4-8 this year. They have that one game in Miami, where they have to fly from St. Louis to Miami, then to Pittsburgh in 24 hours. They end the season with 4 against the Rockies, who should be fighting for a playoff spot, and have a habit of finishing strong.

Reds have 6 against the Brewers, who they are 7-1 against this year. The one tough part will be three in SD.

I think the schedules are at least even the rest of the way.

VERY NICE to hear that. The division is safe. But the team needs to be psychologically ready for the playoffs, and going 5-9 the rest of the way won't help that.

Vottomatic
09-18-2010, 05:24 AM
How many of these threads are we going to have????? This is ridiculous. Mods should combine these two threads.

texasdave
09-18-2010, 05:54 AM
Weird things have happened during my lifetime when it comes to the Reds and the playoffs.

1981 - A work stoppage led to the ill-conceived plan of splitting this season into two halves. In the first half the Reds finished a half game behind the Dodgers soley on the basis of the Dodgers having played and won one additional game. In the second half the Reds finished a game and a half in back of the Astros. Baseball had no place in the playoffs for the team that had the best record in baseball that season.

1994 - Another work stoppage rears its ugly head and the season is suspended in August and then finally called off in September. The Reds lead their division at that point in time. Their reward, once again, no playoffs.

1999 - A little more straighforward scenario this time. The Reds win 96 games and tie for the Wild Card. A one game tiebreaker ensues and it is the Mets that get to party like it is 1999. 96 wins and no playoffs.

You bet I'm gonna worry, right down to the day the Magic Number drops to 0.

Magdal
09-18-2010, 06:31 AM
Here is the deal: the Cards will beat the crap out of good teams (Phils, Reds or Pads) and lose vs. bad teams. The Reds just have to play .500 ball, yall. Rest easy...Reds MAKE the post season! (Cards can't as they have to play a lotta scrubs!)

mckbearcat48
09-18-2010, 11:01 AM
Worry is probably too strong a word at this point...if it gets to one series or less, than worry seems to be applicable.

Hey Meat
09-18-2010, 02:02 PM
I have been positive along, but am now starting to worry a little. The Cards are going to sweep the Padres, then they have the Rockies at home and the Pirates and Cubs. This could get scary quick.

Vottomatic
09-18-2010, 03:29 PM
Worry is probably too strong a word at this point...if it gets to one series or less, than worry seems to be applicable.

Possibly

ThornWithin81
09-18-2010, 04:13 PM
Six game lead.

Less than 20 to play.

The Cardinals and Reds are both 4-6 over their last ten games.

Yawn.

ThornWithin81
09-18-2010, 04:14 PM
How many of these threads are we going to have????? This is ridiculous. Mods should combine these two thousand threads.

Fixed that for ya. :D

redlegs2370
09-18-2010, 06:20 PM
they certainly can win three in a row with Garcia, Wainright, and Carpenter.


Garcia has been shut down,Suppan in his place.I like our odds!

Well Suppan is dealing today, shutout through 4 innings and the Cards are on their way to winning 3 in a row with Wainright and Carpenter up next. I think there is no question they can rattle 10-12 in a row.

ThornWithin81
09-18-2010, 09:29 PM
Well Suppan is dealing today, shutout through 4 innings and the Cards are on their way to winning 3 in a row with Wainright and Carpenter up next. I think there is no question they can rattle 10-12 in a row.

:p:

Get a grip. The Cardinals have a worse record over their last 10 games than we do.

New York Red
09-18-2010, 09:45 PM
the Reds July dive is just last this year. They will probably hang on but I bet it's a lot closer than 6 games by the end. And yes I am worried, I see two teams starting to move in opposite directions.
Which two teams are you talking about?

liminal
09-18-2010, 09:50 PM
Well Suppan is dealing today, shutout through 4 innings and the Cards are on their way to winning 3 in a row with Wainright and Carpenter up next. I think there is no question they can rattle 10-12 in a row.


Whoops--ah well. I understand the Post-traumatic stress syndrome toward the Cardinals. Everything we know about them tell us they should be better. But.....they're not.

They lost a game they easily should have won today. That's what the Cardinals do this year.

Jefferson24
09-19-2010, 06:27 PM
Which two teams are you talking about?

the Cardinals who have won 3 or their last 4 and the Reds who have lost 3 of their last 4.

Kingspoint
09-20-2010, 08:10 PM
The Reds are 27-5-2 in their last 34 series.

Kingspoint
09-20-2010, 08:11 PM
Reds starters have not allowed more than three earned runs in their last 11 starts.