J-Tizzle, on 21 September 2012 - 07:24 PM, said:
That game today against the Cubs was brutal to watch, why do you not put your red hot closer in the 9th in a 2 run game thats borderline must win is beyond me...
They are just maddening at times to watch all season. Win 5 games with a total run differential of +50, then lose 8 straight 1 run games. Bright spots on the season though, to where if they don't make it in (I still feel good about the Wildcard and hoping Washington and the Reds give some big names some rest towards the end of the year), they have something to build on for next year. Holliday and Molina both have been having very good years, got Beltran for another year, I'm loving the Boggs/Motte combo, Miller looked good today, I'm loving Kelly out of the pen, lots of goods have come out of the year even if they don't make it.
But I still have faith. 12 in 12!!!!!
Your second paragraph is a good summary!
Today's game was brutal like so many others have been. Motte and Boggs were unavailable because they've been used so heavily the last week or they definitely would've been in there. Was so good to see Carp out there today and pitch pretty well. He's the kind of on-field leader it seems like we haven't had much this season. Just wish Salas could've nailed down the W for him.
As for the playoffs, I'd like to think they're still in good shape, but games like today's are what make me think twice. You've simply gotta beat the weaker teams, and ESPECIALLY when you've got a 2-run lead with 2 outs and nobody on base in the 9th.
The Reds and Nats may give us a bit of a reprieve with setting up their rotation, but honestly I hope they play us hard. They owe it to the other teams out there. The Cards wouldn't have even made it in last year if the Phillies had laid down like the Yankees did against the Rays.
Should be interesting. I'm just afraid it'll be a little more interesting than I like.
Edited by Pudgelewis, 21 September 2012 - 09:51 PM.