The Reds are coming off of a disappointing series in Oakland, where they got swept in a two-game-series by the A’s. The Pirates are on fire right now, and the Cardinals are playing good baseball, as always. The Reds are in 3rd place right now, Pittsburgh and St. Louis are tied for 1st.
A lot of Reds fans are panicking right now, saying the team is falling out of contention. But think about it, the Reds are still 11 games over the .500 mark, and only 3.5 games back.
3.5 games back may sound like a lot, especially since the Reds are used to be the team that’s being chased, not the team that is chasing, but the Reds still have 83 games left to play. 83 games, that’s plenty of time for the team to pick up 3.5 games in the standings.
The Reds played their last two games without Brandon Phillips, as he is on the paternity list, Ryan Ludwick is still out, Chris Heisey just got off the DL, and Sean Marshall and Jonathon Broxton both are hurt right now. Those are some pretty good players the Redlegs are missing, once they’re all healthy, they could be able to kick it into another gear.
The Reds are not playing good baseball right now, but relax, it’s only June and there is a lot of season left to be played.