If they didn't have that perfect storm miracle happen losing 10 of 15 in August would have been what cost them their season.
We are a +21 both those teams were Boston was +31 at the end of August and missed the playoffs and the Braves were +26 after the first day of September and missed out as well. You guys acting like we are untouchable are very naive.
Calling this a "must Win" is the usual Sun Deck foolishness and the fact that the Braves chocked last year doesn't change that.
On the other hand, today was a "should have won", and "should have won" losses are tough to take no matter what month of the season it is.
Alot of the optimisitc posters keep saying "it's a long season, things even out", how correct they are! From beginning of the season I have felt that the Reds were a slightly better than .500 team. I got my hopes up after the All-Star break; however the last 4 games has brought me back to me senses. The lack of offense is still there.
Last time I looked we got beat by the Brewers not the Dodgers who won 30 of 45 games playing .667 ball to end last year.
* Attended the 1990 and 2010 Reds Division clinchers *
Watched the 2012 Clincher on FOX.
*Bat Votto SECOND, please?*
GO STEELERS - Go Buckeyes
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