Brutus you edited that post quicker than a Billy Hamilton sprint down the first base line.
6-4-3 DP. 8-5 Cards mid 9th.
One last chance. Phillips, Ludwick and Bruce due up
HBP, walk, dinger to tie it up and send it into extras.
99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG
Attended 1976 World Series in my Mother's Womb. Attended 1990 World Series Game 2 as a 13 year old. Want to take my son to a a World Series Game in Cincinnati in my lifetime.
Motte in to pitch
But nobody, not even you, knows how the Pirates or Cards will be playing over the next weeks. It's a very long season and teams go hot and cold.
A critical element of this is the nature of the opposition. So that's what I tend to look at.
Particularly this year when there are two doormat teams in the Central. Which teams face the Astros and Cubs the most is important. Those teams lose so often.
So we disagree, but I have always focused on schedule in looking to possible future results and will continue to do so. It doesn't mean it works every time, they have to play the games.
But if the Cards can prevail given their schedule, they will have climbed a huge hill.
What is incredibly aggravating about this Reds pitching staff is how Jekyll and Hyde they can be, save Cueto. Start to start doesn't bother me, as anything can happen between starts, but how quickly things can turn south for the remaining four starters is baffling. They can look like a Cy Young candidate in one inning and implode the very next inning. I know, that's just baseball, but it still blows my mind at times.
Phillips grounds out to 2nd.
Ludwick lines a single to left