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    Toughest 38 Game Stretch Of 2024

    What has been reported as the Reds toughest stretch of the season begins tomorrow 4-26-24 vs the Texas Rangers and runs until 6-2-24 vs the Chicago Cubs.

    This stretch includes PHL 4, TEX 3, SD 6, BAL 3, SF 3, AZ 6, LAD 7, STL 3, CHC 3.

    While we all wish the Reds would win all of those games we know that's very unlikely. I'm being optimistic and guessing they will go 20-18.

    What do you think their W-L record will be during this stretch?
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    Re: Toughest 34 Game Stretch Of 2024

    I would argue the Phillies series just completed may rank as more difficult than the last series vs the Cubs. Splitting this series was tremendous taking into account Montas on the DL, half the team ill or hurt. For at least a couple of games, Espinal had the third highest BA in the lineup and he is at about .213 or so.

    edit: Espinal is at .216 tonight.
    Last edited by klw; 04-25-2024 at 09:34 PM.
    The guys we've had for the most part have been serviceable at this level.

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    Re: Toughest 34 Game Stretch Of 2024

    =klw
    I would argue the Phillies series just completed may rank as more difficult than the last series vs the Cubs
    I agree. I saw some reports that called it a tough 38 game stretch with the Phillies included.

    I guess they're including the Cubs and Cardinals because they're division rivals.
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    Re: Toughest 34 Game Stretch Of 2024

    I think it has been said before but take it one game at a time.
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    Re: Toughest 34 Game Stretch Of 2024

    The Giants and Padres can be on the road and more than half the team not hitting. Offense is down so far all over. Reds are in the middle with runs scored. With the horrific production from all but 3 players.

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    Re: Toughest 34 Game Stretch Of 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    What has been reported as the Reds toughest stretch of the season begins tomorrow 4-26-24 vs the Texas Rangers and runs until 6-2-24 vs the Chicago Cubs.

    This stretch includes TEX 3, SD 6, BAL 3, SF 3, AZ 6, LAD 7, STL 3, CHC 3.

    While we all wish the Reds would win all of those games we know that's very unlikely. I'm being optimistic and guessing they will go 18-16.

    What do you think their W-L record will be during this stretch?
    I would be pretty giddy with 18-16.
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    Re: Toughest 34 Game Stretch Of 2024

    If the Reds go around .500 in this stretch they will make the playoffs.
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    Re: Toughest 34 Game Stretch Of 2024

    18-16 is a dream scenario in this stretch.

    i'd take 16-18.

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    Re: Toughest 34 Game Stretch Of 2024

    I agree with the sentiment that the Phillies should be included in the toughest stretch, and after it's over, I will look at it in that way. It should be noted that the Phillies, in addition to being a very good team, came into town hot. And while some may try to claim that the reds caught a break with Harper missing 3 of the 4 games, I'll counter and say the Reds had Friedl, McClain, Marte, and Fraley miss all 4.

    In the end, while not the toughest games in the stretch, the Cubs and Cardinals series are the most important. Then the Padres, D-Backs, and I suppose the Giants. Those 5 are the teams the Reds are competing against for a playoff spot (thought the Cards and Giants are fringe playoff teams). Win those 5 series, and come close to breaking even against the Orioles, Dodgers, and Rangers, then that is a good stretch.

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    Re: Toughest 34 Game Stretch Of 2024

    Reds should be pro-active in fixing any short term issues. You dont want to go into tough stretch unprepared.

    The offense has struggled against some of the better pitchers. Id consider a few changes. Maybe swap in Ford for Martini. Something to boost lineup. May not be feasible but Reds should consider possible moves of that nature.

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    Re: Toughest 38 Game Stretch Of 2024

    I agree that Philadelphia should be included in this tough stretch of games so I edited the thread title and my guess for the Reds W--L record at the end of this stretch to include the Phillies.

    I'm optimistically guessing Reds will end up 20 -18 for these 38 games.
    What's your guess?
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    Re: Toughest 38 Game Stretch Of 2024

    Agreed, there is an unusually tough stretch. Thus far they've shown they can beat up on bad teams like the White Sox & Angels, but didn't fare so well against the Mariners. There's plenty of season left and plenty of time to turn that around.
    They split with the Phillies-didn't hurt that Harper missed a few games, but on the other hand they won games by 3 runs and 7 runs so they likely would have had the same results had he played in all of them. I'm good with 5-4 against the Phillies on the season.

    If they had to go through a stretch like this it would have been better in the second half of the season. However, they should be able to stay in contention and you know the way it works: the more you play good teams now, the less you play them later. The Reds are still young, but they come to play and still have some upside remaining.

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    Re: Toughest 38 Game Stretch Of 2024

    22-16 .579
    21-17 .553
    20-18 .526
    18-20 .474
    15-23 .395

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    Re: Toughest 34 Game Stretch Of 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by goreds2 View Post
    I think it has been said before but take it one game at a time.
    And you can never tell what will happen. Baseball is wacky.
    I learn by going where I have to go.

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    Re: Toughest 38 Game Stretch Of 2024

    17-17 would be huge in the next 34. But we all know how baseball is. The Reds could win 20 or more. Then lose 8 of the next 10 to teams under .500.

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