They say the Reds have trouble beating good teams, but maybe they just have trouble beating the Cardinals? They are just 5-11 against the Cards, but they are 20-21 against all other teams that are currently .500 or better.
They say the Cards can beat good teams, but maybe they really can only beat the Reds? They are 11-5 against the Reds and 20-18 against all other teams that are .500 or better. So, the Cardinals are 11-5 against the Reds but only 59-57 against everyone else. Maybe the Cardinals are a better team than the Reds, or maybe they just match up better against the Reds than anyone else. Either way, it don't mean diddly if the Reds keep beating the teams they are supposed to beat and the Cardinals don't.
Anyway, would love to see Wood come out and match the ace like he has done so many times this year. I think this game is their best chance to win in this series. Would love to put the stamp down today and dash the Cards hope sooner rather than later.