Re: It's moving time
If the Reds can do this the next 11 games:
at Chicago 2-1
at Milwaukee 3-1
They'll be 19 games over .500 heading into St. Louis with momentum and a season series to even up.
Meanwhile, the Cards get:
3 at home vs Pit - they'll respond here I think.
6 on the road at Chicago and Milwaukee. I hope they lose at least one game each series.
4 at home vs Atlanta. Hopefully the Braves stay hot.
Without Molina, perhaps they start playing merely .500 ball. The Reds could conceivably overtake them in these next 2 weeks.
Also meanwhile the Rats have a tougher roe to hoe:
3 at St. Louis
3 at home with AZ. Hoping for an AZ sweep here then we put it on AZ ourselves.
7 back on the road with the Pads and Giants. Anything can happen here. Pirates could go 2-5 on this trip.
4-9 on this stretch would mean the Reds have a shot at tying them. Remember the year closes out with 6 games vs the Pirates, so getting close will be enough.
As of August 26th, the Reds will need to play 3 at St. Louis, 3 in Colorado, 4 vs St. Louis, and 3 vs the Dodgers. Getting in good shape now will be a great way to enter this tougher stretch. I really think the Reds are due some positive regression against teams like Pit, St. Louis and LAD, so I'm not too concerned overall.
The next chunk of games is vs Chi, Mil, and Houston, then it's 6 of 9 against the Pirates to close out the year!