Okay, how are you guys and gals out there in the Nation holding up? Are you depressed because the Reds only scored one run in a three-game series against a last place team? Are you still optimistic about the season, since the Cardinals stink and can’t pull away despite the poor play from our guys? Have you given up on the season?

No reason to give up; the Reds are who we thought they were. That doesn’t mean they can’t compete in this division.

I’m very interested in seeing how the Reds respond against Oakland. All season long, these guys have bounced back after bad spells. I hope they do that again today.