It's a big series, but no one needs to be too emotionally invested in the outcome of this one. Whatever happens, there are still nearly 45 games left to play after this. I fully expect the Cardinals to win two of three and I'm OK with that.
If the Reds were to sweep the series somehow, being 5 games ahead would obviously be a pretty big deal. But in any other scenario, the race will still be extremely close either way.
"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
edskin should have started this thread :
For those of you outside the FOX Sports Ohio viewing area, the game is on ESPN tonight (8/9).
"Enjoy this Reds fans, you are watching a legend grow up before your very eyes" ... DoogMinAmo on Adam Dunn
I think barring a Reds sweep (up 5 in division) this series will be exciting, fun to watch, but in reality just another 3 games during the season. Even if the Reds get swept the would be 1 game behind the Cards. If the Reds do sweep, going up 5 would be a huge swing and would put the Reds in the drivers seat.
The new pressing question on the minds of Reds fans everywhere: Will Jim Edmonds Reds gear be available in time for this series?
I've hated the man for years -- he's singlehandedly ruined more nights for me than Jose Cuervo and the girls of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority combined -- and I want to own a piece of history to commemorate the moment I was forced to cheer for Jimmy.
24 Years and Counting...
I'm interested in not only the games (obviously), but Redszone's reaction to the games. Brutus nailed it: anything but a Red sweep is really no big deal. And even a Reds sweep may not mean all that much.
"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
-- Christy Matthewson
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
-- Leo Durocher
biggest opportunity in a long time, not sure about being the biggest series. They are all big at this point and will get bigger.
What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand
It has been fun for my 3 boys who are getting their first taste of a pennant race. They watch the Reds, then are tracking the Cards online. Momma gets a bit upset about their "addiction," but they are having a blast.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
I expected a loss tonight, so I'm really not all that upset. The Reds never hit Carpenter. The only way to beat him is to hold the Cardinals to a run or less.
We need Cueto to step up tomorrow night.
Last edited by OnBaseMachine; 08-09-2010 at 11:09 PM.
I miss Adam Dunn.
I expected the loss too, but for some reason I'm pretty upset. I guess I was just mad that every Cardinal dink was finding a hole, while the Reds were ripping it all over the yard and finding gloves. Frustrating game.
I don't wanna jinx anything.. but I'm kind of expecting the same thing to happen tomorrow night in the opposite direction