What are you batting in the order?I concur.
That game Thursday night felt like a season-maker. Did you see the clips of the Reds dugout when Stephenson knocked in the tying run, and then India hit the HR for the 4-2 lead? The team was so fired up. To then send a rookie pitcher with a 5+ ERA (Hendrix) out there to face Machado, Myers and Hosmer is insane. That is totally on Ding-a-Ling Bell.
If Sims could have pitched and gotten those outs, the Reds would still be riding that momentum. Instead the team goes flatter than a pancake, barely scores the rest of the weekend. Sims got 4 straight days off to rest since we lost them all.
Anyway you slice it, Reds are 13-7 the last 20, even with that 4 game sweep. The next stretch is an opportunity, with only the Padres being really tough:
- Twins (2)
- Braves (4)
- Phillies (1)
- Padres (3)
Let's go 7-3 in this stretch, and see where we stand as the Cubs come to town for July 4 weekend.