Today's game against the Astros marked the beginning of a streak of 13 consecutive games against NL Central opponents. This is a very important stretch of the season for the Reds. We have three games vs the Astros, three at Milwaukee, four in St. Louis, and then three at home against the Cubs. IMO, we'll learn a lot about the Reds over the next two weeks. If they go out and finish with a winning record during this stretch they'll really catch the attention of everyone. Obviously today they got off on the right foot with a 8-5 win vs the Astros. IMO, a realistic goal should be a 7-6 record during this stretch. That would put the Reds at 30-26 with upcoming series against teams like the Nationals, Royals, Braves, White Sox, Indians, and Diamondbacks. Anything better than 7-6 would be a bonus.
I'll update this thread with our record after each game during the next two weeks.
1-0 so far.