You know, if Ramon Ramirez keeps pitching like he has, he might find himself pitching in the 5th spot in the rotation next season while Bailey and Thompson get sent to Triple-A (and I almost forgot Micah Owings). Not that I think that Ramirez is turning into a star, but it sure is nice to have so many options for next season's rotation already. Hopefully this means that the Reds won't be signing any Josh Foggs or Kirk Saarlooses.
This series is the Reds last chance this year to pay back the Brewers for 1999. What's weird is that I'm kinda rooting for the Brewers to make the playoffs (my NL rooting list goes DBacks, Brewers, Phillies right now). However, it sure would be sweet to get some redemption for the last time the Reds came close, but not close enough (2006 doesn't count since the Reds didn't deserve it anyway). It's nothing personal, battlekow. It's just business.