Originally Posted by oregonred
This is the Reds of 2013. The 4th or 5th best club in the NL during the regular season. Good enough to have above average pitching and medicore offense that can beat up the NL little sisters but not quite enough offensive diversity and arms this year (with key injuries) to win a long series vs. the Dodgers, Cardinals and Braves. It is pretty evident after 132 games that we are who we are. Likely headed towards the first back to back playoffs in 37 seasons (let that sink in), but a mild disappointment from the hopes going into the season (or at the early 35-21 mark).
Hoping for lightning in a bottle at the end of the regular season and more than a 2.5 hour postseason cup of coffee. I am intrigued to see if they are up to the task. And if Latos and Bailey are up to the task the next couple of days.
Giants fans were saying the same thing this time last year.