Originally Posted by AintlifeGrande
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.