Originally Posted by Tom Servo
I suppose it does go back to debate about psychological effect. It is absolutely, 100% just one game out of 162. But whenever a team ends up disappointing, you have people trying to pinpoint the moment it went wrong. Whether that's right or wrong, that's the way it goes. Tonight's (almost guaranteed) loss hurts, and hopefully it's water under the bridge come tomorrow.
If the Reds don't finish off the Cards, their schedule will. I've said it all along and I'll stick to it.
Seven games with the Nationals. Four in L.A. Six with the Pirates. Five more with the Reds. Three in San Diego.
If they win tonight, Cards will have won four in a row. The winning streak will be folllowed by losses.
Anyway, I hope so.