Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
No, you're not the only one who pays attention to our record against quality opponents. But here's the thing you keep overlooking....we haven't played many firstly. And when we did, they were hot and we were scuffling. That's not going to be the same all season long. We've got TONS of time to beat the good teams too. I just get the feeling that some here think we should win EVERY series...against good and bad teams. Sorry to disappoint, but it ain't gonna happen. We're in a good position. We've dealt with injuries, we've had loads of guys playing well below their norms AND we had a really tough schedule for the first month....and with all of that, we've STILL got the THIRD BEST RECORD in the NL. I just don't get all the doom and gloom posts worrying about this stuff. Patience...it's a long season.
Also, with the exception of the Braves series, EVERY losing series against "quality" teams has been on the road. The Reds have the best home record in the NL. 10 more against the Cards at home, with only 3 more in St. Louis. 10 more at home against the Pirates, with 6 in Pittsburgh.
Yes you have to win on the road to be successful, but the schedule plays a lot more into the Reds' favor against the division as the summer moves on.