Let’s imagine for a moment that the Reds had won six games in a row. Now, imagine further that you were a Loyal Citizen of Redleg Nation, and you desperately wanted to see the Reds win a seventh consecutive game.
I know all that is difficult to envision, but stick with me. If you really wanted that seventh win, you’d probably want Johnny Cueto on the mound, right? I mean, he’s the Reds best pitcher, and one of the best in the league.
You’d also probably want Cueto starting against a team that’s 16-27, had only won 3 of their last 13 games, and had just snapped a six-game losing streak in which they surrendered 43 runs. That seems like a good opponent for this dream sequence we’re imagining, right?
Okay, open your eyes.
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