we have really shot oursleves in the foot this past week...lots of room we could have made up, at least in that 1st wild card spot.....we need to get to 2nd place before we can take the division.....hopefully we can get it to within 2 games with that last 10 game stretch of the year....I know everyone will be happy to just make one of the wildcard spots but winning the central is huge, we need to win this div and give us some room for error..
I am sitting on pins and needles today wondering if these past 5 games have maybe pushed Walt a little further to sweeten the pot on a deal? I know a smart GM would not make a decision based on 5 games, but it could make him open up just a little bit more if he is involved already in a deal that just hasnt gotten done yet.....Walt always seems to surprise us when we least expect it....stay tuned all day to RZ...I know i will
I think this is the longest losing streak since they lost 8 strait in Sept. when they had a 10 game lead. Won the 2nd to last game to win the Central and went on to get swept by the Dodgers in that game where Holliday tried to catch one with his nutz.
Yesterday he was almost hit in the head by a ball he should have caught, and then he knocks one over the wall with his glove to blow the game! All this while striking out on balls in the dirt and GIDP's to pad his record in that category.
But it ain't just him. NOBODY, I mean nobody is hitting. Carpenter, Beltran, Craig and even Molina are looking lost up there. Of course, it could be that the Bucs pitchers are hot...red effin' hot! Waino won't pitch a shutout tonite, so they will most likely lose #6.
It looks like the Reds better start winning pretty soon or these Pirates will start believing in themselves and run away with it!
Washington down 5-1 against Detroit (Rock City!).
A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Yadi's backups have been dumped every year (or crippled by cleats) so it is feasible to assume that Cruz's days are numbered as well next year. And who knows? Maybe they learned something about bringing guys back too soon...Carpenter, Garcia, Berkman come immediately to mind.
Amazingly, this Card rag tag lineup scores in the 1st....go figure.
Pirates get 1 back in the bottom of the 1st --- don't look ready to fold yet.....
The older I get - the better I was
and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)