We need to win 3 of the remaining 5 against the Cards at the very least I would think. But not too long ago we were 7 games out of first place, and right now it's 4.5. So we've made improvement, but the Cardinals just scare the bejeezus out of the Reds for whatever reason. Luckily we are done with them in a week so we can stop worrying about them and get back to winning. We've got 3 with the Astros and Mets so hopefully that can be 5-1.
I think the first two losses have basically killed our chances of catching StL.
What are our odds of winning tonight? Bad matchup for us. Homer vs Wainwright.
Worst matchup of the series. We probably have maybe a 25% chance of winning.
The opportunity was game 1 ( minor league scrub starting for StL) and game 2 (our ace Latos on the mound). We blew it.
Sure, it's mathmatically possible for us to win the next 5 games against StL.
Is it likely ? Nope.
I hope we win tonight just so we can have a little bit of pride as we leave StL.
We've handed the Cards sole possession of first place..
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!
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I'd rather win the division, or play the Pirates in the one off. In that order.
One game against the Cards, Reds will lose 75% of the time.
Need to fend off the D-Backs and Nats at this point. Just win ballgames.
We need Chico Ruiz to accidentally steal home tonight. You know what I mean, and if you don't, google it!
The Reds will not win the division. They have played at a .500 level since late May. There is no magic switch to flip to start a winning streak. The Reds just do not have what is necessary to have a prolonged streak. They will make the playoffs, though. They may be able to overtake the Pirates for the 1st wild card, since they are playing nearly as poorly as the Reds. But the Cardinals are in 1st to stay now.
I'm willing to concede at this the point the 2013 Reds most likely aren't this year's version of the '78 Yankees-but that doesn't mean they can't still win the division.They'll really need to pick it up though.
To answer my own question, the answer is yes. 2-4 against 2 of the worst teams in baseball a few weeks before the season ends? Yeah, Reds will not be winning the division.
I agree but only today was it tipped for me. The math isn't much worse than yesterday of course. But the mental lapses and pen challenges don't figure to suddenly dissipate in the next week or two enough to put together 7-10 wins that would include at least 5 of 6 from Pittsburgh.
Reds & Nats, 2013 LCS. Take2 (9/13) Reds but no Nats
at this point my only goal for the reds is to play well enough against Pitt and the rest to get into 2nd. Getting to 1st will be tough with STL schedule and no remaining games vs them. If they sweep the Stros and take 2/3 vs the rest that should get them to 2nd. With an outside shot at 1st depending on how STL plays.
Yesterdays loss took them out of it for me. You can't lose 4 of 6 to bad teams like the Cubs and Brewers and expect to win a division. They would have to almost win out now for a division. The Reds seem incapable of winning three in a row much less 9 or 10, which is what they would need right now. Have to try to hold on to the WC spot and hope that lightening strike in the playoffs.
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imo the best thing we can hope is the cards and pirates wear out trying to win the central. last week erased all the positives we had from the beginning of the homestand.
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Given our Giants performance last year (2 road wins, 3 home losses), does it even matter where the WC game is? Or further, do we want it in Pitt or SL?