Originally Posted by Johnny Fan
I would bet that if you look at the starting pitching the Reds have faced since opening day and produced a winning record right now are some of the top pitchers in baseball. Nationals 7 games against a pretty strong staff, 6 games against the Cards who I think are tops in starters so far, 3 vs Pirates who are doing pretty well so far. When we faced lesser pitching we did just fine. Over the next month outside of the Braves we face a little less dominate pitching, so lets see where we stand on June 1 before we leap off the bridge...
I know the numbers will look better against lesser pitching but I already know the reds can beat those teams. I want to know the reds can win a series against high quality pitching like the cardinals have done with us. I think it comes down to are we happy to make the playoffs or do we want to win. If we are happy to make it we can kid ourselves into thinking our offense is ok when we beat the snot out of pitchers who are not playoff quality. Or do we want to win in the playoffs? If that's the case we need to find a legit 4 hole guy and some more selective hitters while finding a way to improve our third base and centerfield defense.(move choo to a corner)