we still need offensive upgrade(s). We have been playing weaker teams, and yet we still can't score many runs. Nearly every game has been close. We rarely blow anyone out. Our pitchers have to be nearly perfect (and we're lucky they have been) in almost every game. How long can this run of great pitched games last? We will be soon playing much better teams, and our luck could change fast. Votto is still 2 or 3 weeks away. And even when he gets back, he may take a week or more to get his stroke and timing back.
Better hope Walt can get something done. We should win our division, but going anywhere in the playoffs will be a dream without a better offense.