Last edited by PuffyPig; 08-24-2013 at 12:27 AM.
But after all that, near the end of August, the Cards are up 2.5 games on the Reds. The Pirates are up 3. These are good ballclubs. The Reds aren't going to pass them losing to the Brewers in Cincy.
Where I disagree is that at this point, late in the season with the Reds in third, I don't think playing "solid" .550 ball is going to do the trick. I don't think a loss is "no big deal" at this stage. The Reds have to play very, very well to win this division. Losses to bad teams at home have a significant cost at this stage.
The Brewers are not just sub-.500, they are sixteen under, the Reds are 2-3 against them in the last week. I just don't think this kind of record is going to allow the Reds to win the division. Just don't think it's good enough.
Last edited by Kc61; 08-24-2013 at 12:34 AM.
"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
All the discussion of "this Brewers offense." A hot rookie drove in 4 and a guy named Scooter went deep and scored another run. Welcome to late season baseball.
Further, the Brewers are a last place team, but not recently. They have been playing winning baseball in a dead cat bounce kind of way after the Braun stuff was settled. They are a tough win these days. Ask the Rangers.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.