Re: Reds' magic number
Simply an incredible stretch over the last three weeks with a 14-4 record coinciding with an improbable 5-13 stretch from the Cardinals. A nine game swing in three weeks and +4 games in 4 days.
No BP for a week, no problem. Jay Bruce carries the club for four games and then misses a couple as a late scratch, no problem. Rhodes needs a few days off, no problem. Call up a phenom for maybe the ages and he delivers with a presence heard round the baseball world. This team is simply unbelievable right now and after the lost decade it seems only that much sweeter.
One win over the weekend can pretty much wrap this thing up. 2 of 3 and its over before Labor Day. Still paranoid about the four game stretch in Colorado, but going 5-1 against the Cubs/Brewers really shows the day in and day out focus of this special club.