Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Man I Would Love To Get Some Separation

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    679

    Man I Would Love To Get Some Separation

    The winning streak is awesome, especially with Votto. But the "last 10" in the standings has us at 9-1, Pirates at 8-2, Cardinals at 7-3. So the 9-game win streak has picked us up 1 game on Pittsburgh and 2 on St. Louis. I wish it was a lot more than that...this can't last forever.

    Just hope that by the same token, their winning ways can't last forever, either.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member Tom Servo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    7,496

    Re: Man I Would Love To Get Some Separation

    Sure it'd be great, but we have no control over the Pirates. Reds just gotta take care of business.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

  4. #3
    Moderator RedlegJake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    North Kansas City, Mo
    Posts
    5,813

    Re: Man I Would Love To Get Some Separation

    Look at it this way though. Had the Reds not gone a that streak now they'd have likely lost a lot of ground! So its frustrating but it comes at the right time because the Pirates and Cards will cool off - no one plays .800 ball for long. So as the Reds cool off so will the opposition. The Reds just have to cool off a bit less than they do. And we have Votto coming back!

  5. #4
    2013 W.S. Champions Nathan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Hamilton, Ohio
    Posts
    430

    Re: Man I Would Love To Get Some Separation

    At least we aren't Pirates fans. "Man, the Pirates have gone 8-2 in the last ten games and still lost ground!"
    "It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."

    I'm not a man of many words. Read my posts, and you'll see what I mean.

    Some people are Optimists (They see the glass 1/2 full).
    Others are Pessimists (They see the glass 1/2 empty).
    Me, I'm a Realist. 1/2 empty IS 1/2 full.

  6. #5
    Member 757690's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Dayton
    Posts
    10,533

    Re: Man I Would Love To Get Some Separation

    The two teams have similar schedules, many games against some below .500 teams. I'm guessing the only separation will occur when the teams play each other.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

  7. #6
    Pitching is the thing WVRedsFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Rainelle, WV
    Posts
    8,141

    Re: Man I Would Love To Get Some Separation

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    The two teams have similar schedules, many games against some below .500 teams. I'm guessing the only separation will occur when the teams play each other.
    True. That makes next weekend so important. Hope our guys know that.
    www.ris-news.com
    "You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
    -Beano Cook

  8. #7
    "So Fla Red"
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    South Florida - The Real Humidor
    Posts
    5,067

    Re: Man I Would Love To Get Some Separation

    Reds now on pace to win 97 games. Just keep winning, no complaints...

    What an amazing 9 days. A week ago at 3pm on Thursday we were looking at ten over .500 (51-41) and losing 3 of 4 to the D-Backs with Votto on the shelf. Then the comeback of the year from down 6-0 and now the current 9-game run and a 60-40 record.

    The top of the NL has had a very good stretch with all of the top teams at 7-3 or better except the Giants at 5-5. The 2nd wildcard is now at 12 over .500 with the Braves.

    Giants looked ready to separate but have slipped and now the Dodgers (1 back) and D-Backs (4.5 back) are back in the NL West mix - but likely not the WC mix.

  9. #8
    "So Fla Red"
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    South Florida - The Real Humidor
    Posts
    5,067

    Re: Man I Would Love To Get Some Separation

    Another way to look at it, assuming the Pirates were leading the NL Central, would be that the Reds are now four up for the first wildcard and six up for the 2nd wildcard as the Dodgers are 8 over .500 and the Cards are 7 over .500. (Nats, Braves, Giants, Pirates)

  10. #9
    Member Phhhl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    3,895

    Re: Man I Would Love To Get Some Separation

    It is ebb and flow. That everything is flowing right now for all three teams... we should just be happy the Reds are keeping up (actually more than keeping up). There are a TON of deadbeat teams on the schedule for everyone involved the remainder of the season, so I think we better get used to what has been going on. The Pirates are not going away no matter what, and Cardinals are just a week of excellent baseball from being all up in our grill too.

    I have been finding comfort in looking past the division and how well the Reds are doing against the rest of the league during this phenomenal stretch. How far ahead of the other wild card candidates are we? The Dodgers are out of the playoffs right now at 55-47. St. Louis is behind LA at 54-47. So, the good guys have a 6 game edge on AT LEAST a play-in opportunity, with the best deadline acquisition on the horizon when Joey Votto comes off the disabled list. The Reds right now are in excellent position, even if the Pirates turn out to be the second coming of the '69 Mets.

    They should have all the confidence in the world going against the Pirates next weekend. Only complete dominance by Pittsburgh in the 9 games remaining against them should threaten the Reds' chances of making the postseason... something like 2-7. If that happens, we deserve to be beaten.

    Personally, I think the Dodgers stole the NL West when they acquired Ramirez last week. So, it is probably a good idea to root against the Giants the remainder of the season, if we are dead set on looking at others to do our dirty deeds.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25