Good thoughts all, I tend to agree that overall this season comes down to health of the talent we have and a lack of talent to replace it.
Thank you for elaborating Doug, and I agree to a point with you. I never meant to imply the Cards are in the entire teams' head, but when you have guys making comments like "they have us mostly figured out, and we need to figure them out..." that makes me wonder (I paraphrased a bit but I believe that was Leake who said that).
RedlegJake, and Commander Cody, no question injuries have really hurt the Reds this year. They were very fortunate to not have so many injuries to so many key pieces of the team last year. (minus losing Votto, but Ludwick and Frazier performed admirably to replace his bat)
At any rate, I've enjoyed reading responses so far, thanks all!