Just wondering..if you had to pick, which team has it been tougher on mentally since the ASB?
The Reds who have played all but 3 games without Votto, put up a 10 game winning streak and something like 13 our of 16 but have not been able to add any signficant games to their lead in the division...
The Pirates who are for the most part healthy and have played pretty good baseball also since the ASB and in fact have lost about a game or so in teh standing?
Who NEEDS this weekend series more?
Anything outside of a sweep for either team and no real ground will be made up or lost...
Also..can anyone remember the last time an August matchup between the Pirates and Reds actually ment something?