And just like that, my optimism is gone again. I felt a Reds sweep of the Pirates might be enough to give them a sliver of hope at making the post-season but the collapse last night may be the final nail in the coffin. Obviously anything can happen, but it would take a small miracle at this point for the Reds to be playing into deep October.
In honesty, if you had to choose, would you bet on the Reds finishing 3rd in the division or last in the division? Oh this game of baseball messes with your emotions.
Discuss today’s early evening game in Pittsburgh here Reds fans. Hopefully pre-All-Star break Alfredo Simon returns to the mound. He was a little better than post-All-Star break Simon.