As I said in another thread, we'll be in first place by Aug 25.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN
The 1978 Yankees were 14 games back of the Red Sox on July 19 and ended up tied with the Red Sox for the division title, then went on to win the one game playoff. 7 games is not a lot next to that.
July 19-48-42, -14 GB
Aug 9-63-49, -7.5 GB
Aug 30- 76-54, -7 GB
Sep 8- 84-56-, 2 GB
Sep 10- 86-56- Tied
Finished 99-63, beat the Red Sox in one game playoff as mentioned before.
Last edited by AmarilloRed; 08-10-2013 at 03:15 AM.
Chip R (08-10-2013)
Coolstandings.com has us up from 6.4% to 10.4% chance of winning the Central.
Attended 1976 World Series in my Mother's Womb. Attended 1990 World Series Game 2 as a 13 year old. Want to take my son to a a World Series Game in Cincinnati in my lifetime.
Anything is possible until it isn't.
In all seriousness, though, what happened with ATL and STL a couple of years ago with the wild card is proof that it's almost never too late.
Rounding third and heading for home...
I guess, technically, we could have won 1 more and the Cardinals could have lost 1 more. Noting that, however, the Rockies swept Pitt, we took 2/3 over SD, and the lowly Cubbies 2/3 over the Cardinals, we pick up a game on the Cards and 2 games on the Pirates. Can't ask for more than that on the 3-game weekend.
Despite what Ken Broo and Doc Rodgers say on WLW, I think the division is there to be had. Well within reach of our Redlegs.
As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
Reds play the Pirates six more times. If they go 4-2, that means they just have to pick up three more games in all the other games. Very doable.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Way crazier things have happened, and worse teams have made comebacks than these Reds. IMO, this weekend was a sign of things to come.
They just made up what, 30 percent of their first place deficit in just a matter of ~7 percent of the games left to be played. (Those numbers just an estimate done in my head)
A lot of baseball left to be played, and while the Reds have played less than stellar lately, the recent events out of STL and Pitt bear watching.
Pitching down the stretch run is going to be hairy for those teams.
Can I claim reverse jinx? Or is it too early?