Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990
We're about to have lost 9 of 10. I'm officially wondering if this is anything better than a .500 team when the dust settles.
Does anyone here feel that we're anything better than a .500, third place team?
I saw the Brewers as better than us before the season began. The Cardinals are better than I thought, and they're better by a long ways.
Are we in big trouble?
No. We're not in big trouble. Not by a long shot. Getting swept by the Pirates hurt. No doubt about that. But seriously, what were people expecting from a road trip to Cleveland for 3 and Philly for 4...basically the top teams in each league? When we've got multiple offensive players slumping and several injuries...I would've been THRILLED with a .500 road trip thus far. Realistically, I was thinking more like 2-5 or 3-4. Well we failed to catch many breaks, we made some dumb mistakes and our starters failed to go deep at all and we've been scrambling ever since to fill our pen with fresh arms. 1-6 is hardly a surprise. The only thing we need to do is get healthy and get a couple of guys back on track. Dusty fixing the lineup was a solid first step. The offense is fine. We're not getting the timely hits, but we're still getting double digit hits regularly...just not the runs. That worm will turn.
As will the fortunes of the Cards. They are NOT this good. Period. Kyle Loshe is not a Cy Young candidate. Neither is Kyle McClellan. Lance Berkman is not an MVP candidate. These guys will regress. Pujols will likely improve, but I doubt that Carpenter does.
As for the Brewers...they're dangerous. But they're not going to win at the pace that they have been the past couple of weeks. They'll cool off too.
It's a long season and we'll be fine. We're still above .500, we're still only a handful of games back, and we're playing about as poorly as we can. Things WILL improve. Patience. At the end of the season, I STILL think we'll win over 90 games and win the division. We've still got a long way to go boys and girls...a LONG way.