"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
Hope cards lose...so reds can get closer to the #1 wc spot... And have homefield for the 1 game playoff.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
Starting to think I should root for the Bucs to win the last two games of this series. Cards have a very easy schedule starting September 10. Need Cards to pile up some losses in the next few weeks.
I think the "book" would say root for the Pirates to lose until they give up first place. But I'm going against the book the next two days.
I was rooting for the Bucs last night. But after a while, I just said, "Someone win already!" and didn't care.
However, overall, I am rooting for the Pirates. I think they will eventually slow down as they are relying on the otherwise below average Liriano, rookie SPs who may get shut down, and an overworked bullpen. Also, their offense is not nearly as strong and explosive as the Cards. Besides McCutchen, they do not have any bonifide stars. Not to mention, the Cards are likely to get out of their funk once Molina returns as well.
Finally, we face them 6 out of the last 9 games. So if we are in fact behind them and not the Cards, then every win during that stretch is 2 times as good and every loss is 2 times as bad, but at least we would be in control of our own destiny.
Therefore, the Pirates winning this series, IMO, gives us the best chance to win the division.
2015 Attendance 2-1 (4/6, 4/7,4/24)
2014 Attendance 1-3 (3/31, 4/12, 8/14)
2013 Attendance: 6-0 (4/3, 4/16, 4/17, 8/3, 8/21, 9/7)
I want the Pirates to win the series, they absolutely blew that game last night. St Louis should be 4 games out instead of 2, plus they'd only be a 1/2 game ahead of us. Best outcome now would be Pitt crushing the Cards these next 2 games. Cannot believe Marte dropped that ball last night
Thank you Walt and Bob for bringing winning baseball back to Cincy
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!
Tonite's game is on ESPN.....Holliday twisted his ankle just changing directions on the basepaths. He needs to stop all that upper body lifting and give a thought to his underdeveloped lower half. What a creampuff!
Matt Adams may get a rare start if MH needs to sit for a while.
All these clubs play a lot of easier games and these matchups are an opportunity for the Reds to gain ground on one of the two ballclubs.
We can debate who to root for in a particular game or series. IMO, it is beneficial right now for the Pirates to win, I think they have other spots to lose games on their schedule.
But the outcome matters. Of course, the Reds need to win.
Rooting for the Pirates to lose tonight since they are on the Road, and there won't be as many opportunities for them to lose the rest of the season than are better than this (except the last three days of the season).