Originally Posted by Ironman92
We avoided Lincecum this past time. We avoid Strasburg twice....avoided Kershaw, avoid Johan and Dickey. Played Dodgers without Kemp and Ethier. Played Braves without Chipper and McCann.
Schedule tougher but we've been fortunate catching teams like that.
Gotta play good ball. If we don't make the playoffs because the Pirates beat us out....then we don't deserve to be in the playoffs.
Oh I wasn't saying we haven't had our breaks, every team has. I clearly remember avoiding Stras a few times, I just decided today to look deeper into why the Pirates are where they are. Hey you beat who they put in front of you, but like I said if it's close down the stretch I love our chances considering they play 3 legit teams back to back to back for the first time all year. Reds just need to put themselves in the proper position for the final push once we get into the 2nd half and we'll be completely fine. Believe that 100%