The Reds have won 2 games in a row. If they can keep up that pace for the rest of the season, they might be able to sneak into a wild card spot!
Tonight will mark Kip Wells first start in the big leagues since July 21st of last season when he gave up 8 runs on 7 hits in one-third of an inning. That was one of two starts that he made last season. Since that start, he has been signed and released by both the Kansas City Royals and the Washington Nationals. If there is any reason to feel optimistic about his chances tonight, I'm not seeing it.
This will be the fifth time the Reds have faced Braden Looper this season. He's 3-1 with a 5.40 ERA in the previous 4 starts, allowing 5 home runs, so they can get to him. Then again, of those 5 home runs, 4 have been hit by players currently on the Reds disabled list. That means Joey Votto needs to hit 5 home runs tonight. That'd be worth watching.
I'm really having a hard time getting any sort of enthusiasm up for this team right now. Summer is winding down and frankly, there aren't many players out there that I particularly care about. However, a nice long winning streak might draw me back in a bit. At least that might make up for all the losing we've had to suffer through.