Originally Posted by Magdal
By that I mean only the Reds can can stop the Reds. The combination of the Cards losing their best lights out reliever, Mott, their solid hitting 3rd baseman Freese and their best RISP man Ludwick, and the continued over managing by La Russa pretty much insures that they will continue to be just a slightly better than .500 team.
I agree with you. the only person that will beat the reds are the reds. our bullpen is shaky with cordero in there but, with the rest of the bullpen we should be fine with Ondru, masset and the rest of the crew, the real challenge will be our 6 through 8 hitters, GOMES, bruce and stubbs and heisey and what to do with them.
like you said though, cardinals are overmanaging and sometimes we do too, but honestly? they haven't been in this situation in a while, they are used to being up 4 or 5 games but they realize they are in a fight for their lives and the only hope for us is just to keep winning series and keep doing what we do best and that's going out there and letting our starting pitching give us good quality starts and our offense do just enough to win games and we will be throwing champagne around late september.