Re: 6/7/2013 Reds v. Cardinals (The Return of Phillips...this time it's personal)
Games like today's are the worst thing about baseball.
Knowing we get another stab at 'em tomorrow is the best.
I was leery about getting a W here knowing that it was Wainwright vs. Leake. Tomorrow it's Lynn vs. Latos. If we let that game slip away from us, I don't think there's any chance we win on Sunday. Cardinals have had momentum from the beginning of the season and the Reds have been on a skid. This is probably the worst time all season for this series to take place.
Knowing that Sunday night we could be 6 games back has me very nervous. I don't know if this team has a monstrous run in them like they did last July/August. But even if there isn't, there's no way the Cardinals can keep this up. You rarely see teams (and never see the Reds) hit like this with RISP. Especially on a stretch like this. It's almost historic production coming from that lineup.
Losing to them sucks, but they could sweep us the rest of the season and as long as they're taking major lumps elsewhere, we could beat them out for the division.
And we need a new hitting coach. Hell, we need an entire new hitting culture injected into Cincinnati. I'd kill to get Dwayne Murphy down here. Is Rudy Jaramillo working anywhere right now? I know he didn't have much success Cubs, but it's the Cubs. Everywhere else he went he developed monsters.