This is the easiest thing in the world to write after taking two straight beatings, but it really is a fact that, head-to-head, the Cardinals own the Reds. There is simply no way the Reds can beat the trio of Carpenter, Garcia & Wainright. Add in the fact that the Cardinals have more experience and (in my opinion) more offensive talent, and there is little wonder why the Cardinals beat the Reds an average of 2 out of every 3.
To make matters worse, Phillips little tirade was completely uncalled for, childish, and was simply asking for trouble. Just shut up and play the game.