When we can't even beat the lowly Brewers (3-4 in the last 7 games vs them), who hold a 58-73 record and are 19.5 games out, then my hope and expectations of them beating the Cards is very low.
Too many miscues, blunders, mental mistakes, as well as missed opportunities. They either lack heart or something, or someone, has gotten into their heads.
Bailey starts today. He's started 6 games vs the Cards at Busch Stadium in his career. Not one time has he walked out of the park with a winning decision, going 0-5 with a 6.90 ERA.
And then it's on to Colorado where I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Someone needs to kick these players in the butt, raise their intensity level, basically raise some hell with them in that clubhouse, because they look like they're just going through the motions and don't even want to be out there. And unfortunately I don't think that's Baker's managing style/forte. But in my lifetime I know of some managers, when they saw their players not playing up to their potential, who wouldn't put up with what we're seeing right now out of these Reds.