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.
Discuss the game right here. Go Redlegs.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
You can email Chad at firstname.lastname@example.org.