"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
If the Reds were to play and win while the Cardinals have a day off (not possible this season, since the Cards have no off days remaining), then the Reds would have won and the number decreases by one.
If both win on the same day, then the Reds have won and the number decreases by one.
If the Reds win and the Cardinals lose (or if the Reds beat the Cards like they did on Saturday), then the number decreases by two--one for the Reds win, and one for the Cards loss.
"In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"
"I think he'd be unbelievable. He's as organized as anyone in the game, he holds people accountable... He doesn't buy into stereotypical things in the game... Price looks at evidence. He's a freaking smart guy, he makes his decision on reasonable evidence." Bronson Arroyo
I posted all four of these in part to show how the road uniform had changed over time.
Tommy Helms is now on deck.
Ted Kluszewski/Benito Santiago are in the hole.
Barry Larkin was vocal about not wanting to bat first, and both Reggie Sanders and Ron Gant were middle-of-the-order hitters. Thomas Howard and Jerome Walton weren't slow, but they weren't 30+ SB threats like Lewis.
It may not have made much sense to keep putting Lewis out there, but it would've been fairly unconventional to use someone else on the roster.