Re: time to start worrying?
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.