Guardado looked good tonight, the offense has not shown that they are disheartened by the numerous bullpen fiascos of late, we're healthy, and we're firmly in the race for both the W/C and the division.
If you'd have told me this in March, I'd have been happy.
We still need help in the 'pen, and we need to find a replacement for Joe Mays in the rotation, but we can do this....the events of the last 48 hours have really given me a renewed sense of optimism.
We may not win the whole thing. We may not even make the playoffs. However, I do feel confident making 2 predictions:
1. We'll stay in the race, and will be buying - not selling - at the deadline.
2. Win or lose, Reds games will be exciting each and every night, and not always for good reasons.