Just two weeks left in the season. Will the Reds finish it out flourishing or faltering?
Let's see. Rainy Sunday with no television for the game and Kip Wells on the mound for the Reds? I'm gonna go ahead and guess that we'll have a pretty quiet thread today. I can't even bring myself to pretend that I want Kip Wells pitching for the Reds today, or any day for that matter. Sure I hope he does well, but not so much so that it will make me watch the game. He's Chris Michalak. He's Tom Shearn. He's Danny Serafini with more experience. I understand why these guys get shots in the majors, but I don't understand why it always has to be with the Reds.
Rain is in the forecast for the entire day today, but I would guess they'll make every effort to get the game in since the Marlins are still in the Wild Card race. Both teams are off tomorrow, but it's supposed to rain tomorrow too, so I doubt they'll take their chances there. I guess we'll see what will happen.
The Reds need 13 straight wins to close out the season if they want to avoid their 9th losing season in a row. They need to go 7-6 to top last year's 74-88 record. Given that they play the Pirates and Astros in 9 of their last 12, topping last year's record is not out of the realm of possibility. And yet, it's still another losing season. The losing will stop any day now. As soon as we fill our #1 off-season priority.