Originally Posted by SC Reds Fans
Who? Us? :mhcky21:
So far they aren't just on pace, they are actually winning the exact games within each series as projected (excepting the rained out Philly game, which may have stolen one from us). However, so far it's been the exact scenario versus the Phils, the 2 of 4 vs Cubs, the 2 of 3 from the Braves, and a nice start towards 3 of 4 versus the Bucs (which given the way they are playing could be a 4 of 4). The hardest test will be the split with Houston, but if we go into thaty series 6-7 games over .500 as we projected... the team should be in a very comfortable situation. And, going into that tough Away set versus the Astros will still likely have not lost a series yet on the year.
I'll still be shocked if they aren't 17-10 at the end of the stretch. It could have been even better had we protected a few significant late inning leads, and had we not blown a few other close ones. However, it would be hard to ask for more than what this team is accomplishing, even on nights where they don't get quality starts or solid BP relief... and the Pirates are the perfect panacea in the midst of the more difficult series.
Good calls, so far.