Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
My $0.02 worth.
If Choo hits (and lately it's been a struggle) the second hitter must move him over which is something Cozart or Isturis have a hard time doing. Then Votto gets nothing to hit and we end up with no runs. Then it's Phillips, Bruce, and Frazier. Then what? It's the $64,000 question (dating myself here). Couple that with Homer's meltdown, throwing the ball in the sweet spot with two out and this is what you get. Maybe it was the drums,
Now we find ourselves in third place and three games out and playing a Pirate team that everyone says will fade, but no sign of that so far, plus facing two leftys that drive this team nuts. We could be 6 games out by Sunday and yet there is hope. At least I hope there is. I will say this. The only pitchers I trust these days are Cueto and Latos starting and Sam and Chapman from the pen. While the Pirates defeat the best, we struggle against he mediocre and the horrible. And the Bucs and the Cardinals just win. it's going to be a tough ride.
I consider 18-8 in the month of May "just winning" but hey, maybe that's just me...
If I remember correctly we were in third place after the all star break last year to the Cardinals and Pirates. I believe the Pirates were even in first place. How exactly did that work out again? My memory is foggy sometimes. If you honestly think John Locke, Jeanmar Gomez and Francisco Liriano are going to have sub 2.50 ERAs the rest of the season all I can say is the following to you "it's puff - puff - pass, man."