2014 Reds record when I'm attending: 23-18 - FINAL2014 Dragons record when I'm attending: 2-1 - FINAL
"We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops." - Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran
It's hard to beat a good team four times in a row.
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The final week+ of the season may suggest otherwise. Got to come out Tuesday like a 90 win team, not like a team playing out the end of a season.
Is it "next season" yet?
With Cueto pitching, I do have some hope. It will depend if we can score some runs. You can bet on Johnny allowing 2 or 3, so we need four at least. If we can do that, we will go on, but how far will the Reds go? It will depend on the bats IMHO.
I watched the ERA's of the Pirate pitchers over the last few weeks and most have ERA's below 3.00. If they score runs off their starter, it's a tough job. I know Dusty has his faults and lots of problems, but who could handle a team like that? I can't name anyone who could do better. Maybe the big contracts to Brandon and Joey (and some of the stupid ones to Ondrusek and Hannahan) have handcuffed the FO, but an anemic offense, even though they scored a lot of runs (in bunches--11 runs on Sunday and only 11 the rest of the week) has to make for a difficult job.
I remember Dave Miley, Bob Boone, and even Jerry Narron, and though I'm not so sure Dusty is the best manager in MLB, I shudder at the thought of what we might get.
Tomorrow, the Reds offense comes to life after a week of hibernating/powering up.
Cincinnati Reds 2014 W-L Record: 76.6-85.4*
Cincinnati Reds 2015 W-L Record: 75-87**
Oh and then the littany of other collossal post season sweep examples (2004 Red Sox vs Cards probably my favorite example).
Reds just need to bring their fight to Pittsburgh and not give up the early lead.