This week, in my opinion, is going to give you the best representation of what you should expect from the Reds come October. Now, obviously they have not clinched a berth, but I am going to go out on some sort of limb and say that they’ll at least clinch a wildcard spot. Will the Reds win the division? I certainly think they can. But to me, it all depends on what they do this week. I’m not looking at this weeks W-L record directly effecting it, as much as the momentum we can gain from beating two of the best teams in our league. Yesterday’s performance by Mat Latos is exactly what we’ve all grown to expect from him. And he sure didn’t disappoint. I could talk your ear off about how good the Cardinals are, but honestly, Thom Brennaman has done that enough during Fox Sports broadcasts of the games. Yesterday’s game is the ultimate teaser of how good this Reds ball club can be. Dominant starting pitching with bats that just don’t stop. It’s actually what we all probably expected most of this year. I want a double sweep in the worst way possible. Do I think it’s realistic? You bet your bottom dollar I do. There’s no telling what kind of roll this team can get themselves on if they play up to their potential. So, you heard it here first. REDS SWEEP CARDS. REDS SWEEP DODGERS. And if I’m going to get really crazy, I’m calling 3 walk-offs out of the next 6 wins.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT…
Ryan Ludwick – .368/.368/.632, 1 HR and 5 RBI’s in his last 5 games.
Zack Cozart – .395/.447/.535, 1 HR and 10 RBI’s in his last 12 games.
Brandon Phillips – .400/.500/.750, 1 HR and 4 RBI’s since moving to the 2-hole against the Cardinals last week. (and his extremely offensive tirade)
So, the boys have some momentum going into tonight’s game with Homer on the hill. I expect nothing less than another great performance from him and this offense.
Cards – 1 Reds – 5
As always, comments are welcome. Questions may be answered. Concerns may be looked over.