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    Well we won the big series against the pirates. We head on the road against Brewers and Cubs, in fact out next 5 series are against sub .500 teams. I'm pumped and love our chances to increase our lead in the division.

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    Yup, this series pretty much went as I hoped. Latos pitched a gem, Mike was ok(really a victim of bad defense) and the last one was going to be tough with gassed Bailey and the weakened defense. The Reds are to free swinging with Burnett and no Votto/BP.

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    My goal is to be up about 8 games on Sept 15th and mix and match a lot of rest for everyone involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rage View Post
    Yup, this series pretty much went as I hoped. Latos pitched a gem, Mike was ok(really a victim of bad defense) and the last one was going to be tough with gassed Bailey and the weakened defense. The Reds are to free swinging with Burnett and no Votto/BP.
    Agreed...but the lack of offense is still a large concern. Very poor discipline at the plate...hitters swinging at way too many bad pitches....still not stringing hits together for runs...too dependent on HR's......this WILL bite us in the playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    My goal is to be up about 8 games on Sept 15th and mix and match a lot of rest for everyone involved.
    Definitely, I'd like to have a lead big enough to rest some of our more important players and have them ready for the postseason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40YrRedsFan View Post
    Agreed...but the lack of offense is still a large concern. Very poor discipline at the plate...hitters swinging at way too many bad pitches....still not stringing hits together for runs...too dependent on HR's......this WILL bite us in the playoffs.
    The problem is, the playoffs are a crapshoot. It is all about who gets hot. They may lack offense, but not for this season.

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    Re: 2 out of 3 not bad

    22 out of 26...yes please.

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    looking forward to getting back to full strength. some of these guys are going to cool off and when they do Phillips and Votto will come back rested. This could not have played out much better, time to take advantage.
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    Re: 2 out of 3 not bad

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Redleg82 View Post
    Well we won the big series against the pirates. We head on the road against Brewers and Cubs, in fact out next 5 series are against sub .500 teams. I'm pumped and love our chances to increase our lead in the division.
    Dangerous to look at the schedule in terms of +/- .500 teams IMO. A lot of teams start playing looser once they're out of it, and they give more opportunities to young players seeking to prove themselves. Reds can't let off the gas.
    Rounding third and heading for home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluegrassRedleg View Post
    Dangerous to look at the schedule in terms of +/- .500 teams IMO. A lot of teams start playing looser once they're out of it, and they give more opportunities to young players seeking to prove themselves. Reds can't let off the gas.
    I agree with that, and I would in no way suggest to lay off the gas. As a fan it makes me feel better to see the cubs, brewers and mets in my upcoming schedule than the nats, giants and dodgers. Especially those dreaded west coast road trips. Never stop trying your hardest, ever, no matter who you play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Redleg82 View Post
    I agree with that, and I would in no way suggest to lay off the gas. As a fan it makes me feel better to see the cubs, brewers and mets in my upcoming schedule than the nats, giants and dodgers. Especially those dreaded west coast road trips. Never stop trying your hardest, ever, no matter who you play.
    No doubt. Glad to have the West Coast in the rearview mirror. Surviving that this season played a big part in the Reds building some momentum.
    Rounding third and heading for home...

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    Re: 2 out of 3 not bad

    i'd say taking 2/3 is good minus votto and phillips but wow this last game was about as bad as it gets

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    Re: 2 out of 3 not bad

    If we win only 6 games of each 11 (.545) remaining in the season, we'll finish with 96 wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Redleg82 View Post
    Definitely, I'd like to have a lead big enough to rest some of our more important players and have them ready for the postseason.
    Really? In theory it works, but I would rather them be fitting for a playoff spot until the very end. I think it is hard to turn the switch on, when the team has been coasting for a month.
    WHEN DOES IT STOP!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Fly View Post
    Really? In theory it works, but I would rather them be fitting for a playoff spot until the very end. I think it is hard to turn the switch on, when the team has been coasting for a month.
    Not for any extended period of time. Just some rest against some weaker teams or if we have a big lead deep into some ballgames.


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