Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
IMO...nothing we do in the regular season...NOTHING...has any bearing on how we fare in the playoffs against anybody. This team is capable of beating ANY team on ANY given night. But guess what...the same can be said of every other team that ends up making the playoffs.
You want a winning record against teams above .500...okay. I'm pretty sure we've got quite a bit of season left to get that for you. We've had some bad breaks, some poor games, and some games when the opposition has gotten some lucky breaks and some outstanding games. It happens. But guess what, it'll even out. It's a looooooooooooooooong season.
And I'm sure you didn't mean it this way...but the phrase "I'm ok with winning 100 games" just cracked me up. It sounded like "Yea...it's decent. I mean, I'll take it I guess. But I expect better." :O)
You seem mad.
Anyways.....I enjoy the Reds wins. I believe we have enough to win it all, but do not believe there is a chance with this leadership....we have enough IMO to win a playoff series or two. However, when the Reds lose, some of those losses just remind me of why we can't win in the playoffs. Dusty lead teams don't prosper in the playoffs and he has been the leader of 3 of the biggest choke jobs in postseason history.....without ever winning one in about 8? tries.
I believe this, nothing anyone on here can post will change my opinion on this. I believe teams that beat good teams or win it all must battle battle battle the starting pitcher. (Ex...BP's 9th inn AB)....I believe swinging at the first pitch works very well once a game....but must have some idea of what the pitcher is thinking. Votto has it, Choo has it, BP has it with 2 strikes and RISP, Hanigan has it but his offensive skill level just isn't there. Bruce is getting better as he's going oppo more often....I think we need two more spots in the lineup with guys that battle you AND are actually decent hitters.
Again, don't bother trying to change my mind on this.....but in return I won't wear my welcome out with it either, will just assume most on here know my thoughts.
Hopefully, the Reds get a win today and get it going again!