Not picking at you personally, I dont know you but I came on here figuring someone would post something a out 1 game being equal to 3 games in a normal year. That is not how math works.I agree that the Reds need to get it together quickly. In a full 162 game season season, this 1-3 would equate to about 3-9. Let's go boys.
As for lineups - Bell needs to stop with the L/R clowning. he is too driven by this. When healthy, everyday players: Suarez, Votto, Galvis, Moose on the IF. Castellanos, Shogo, Aquino in the OF. versus righty, play Barny at C and Winker at DH. versus lefty, Casalli at C and Senzel in CF, shift Aquino to DH.
With Moose out, platoon Van Meter and Farmer at 2B.
With Senzel out, Ervin can DH vs lefties.
Never need to see anyone else, play your best guys almost every day. LFG!
If one loss was equal to 3 losses, then if a team came into a game down 3 games in the standings to the team they were playing, a loss would find them 6 down but a win would get them back to even.
The fact is mathematically games are still worth one game. Each team essentially blew off the first 102 games of the season and started at 51-51 or 0-0 or whatever number you want to use but they were all tied up with 60 games to go.
Stats wise we will see about 1/3 typical homeruns or RBI for the season, so some stats could be said to be affected by a factor of three, but not the win loss column.