And the Cradle Will Rock…
I’m getting the feeling that the Rockies are on one of their annual late-season roles and the only thing the Reds can hope for is to get out of Colorado with a sizable lead still in place.
I’ve heard a lot about the Reds’ “easy” schedule the rest of the way, but I’m not buying it. I seem to remember Cubbies fans talking about the same “easy” schedule at the end of their 2004 season when the Cubbies had a 1.5 game lead in the Wild Card standings. You know what happened? They lost six of their last eight games to those “easy” teams and didn’t make the playoffs.
Yes, they’re the Cubbies, and the Cubbies tend to do things like that, but so can the Reds. Easy schedule or not, the Reds need to find a way to win.
But still, a six game lead is a six game lead, and with a magic number of 20 I understand the math is in the Reds’ favor, but stranger things have happened.
Regardless of how big (or small) the lead gets, it’s safe to say that I’m not going to get much sleep in September. I tried to go to bed before the Cardinals and Reds games went final last night, but I couldn’t do it. I had to make sure the Cardinals lost (they did) and I had to make sure the Reds game back in dramatic fashion to win the game (they didn’t).
Hold onto your butts…