I cannot let failure in the playoffs sour me on the team making it to the playoffs. I know some will take that as a "just glad to be there" attitude, but really it is great to see playoff games with my team legitimately being there. This team won 91 games.
In this series, the Phillies simply outpitched us. Our pitching held up very well to their offense, but no offense is a match for dealing pitchers. We saw it Wednesday, we saw it tonight. Of course, we should only be down 2-1, but it is what it is.
Regardless, this was a great season of Reds baseball. The team is built to be a few shrewd moves away from rising to challenge the team that just handed them their hat in three games. That is the next goal. We rose to a level to be the best in the Central. Now we need to make moves to rise to the level of the Phillies.
Take a few weeks off, enjoy the rest of the playoffs, then get busy Walt.