Originally Posted by WVRed
The Reds have responded well to an adverse situation all season. They were swept by the Cardinals and people started to hand the central crown to the Redbirds, and the Reds reeled off 17 out of 21 wins to take control of first.
The Reds were swept by the Phillies in this same ballpark right before the all-star break, and everybody expected the wheels to come flying off. They didn't.
Friday will be do-or-die. If the Reds don't show up Friday, Philly will clinch no later than Tuesday when Halladay faces us again in Cincinnati.
The difference between what happened then and what happened tonight, is that they dropped 4 games in one, and 3 in another, and then turned it around. Try that now, and we can start talking about Spring Training. I see this as a little more than adversity, this was history. Nobody listen to Colin Cowherd tommorow.....or anytime he's ever right for a while, this is gonna rehash on his show for a long time.