\rih-NAS-uhnt\, adjective: Springing or rising again into being; showing renewed vigor.
Well now. The Rox have certainly come back from the All Star break showing renewed vigor. Our road sweep of the Reds seems to signal that the bats really have awakened and the previous homestand was not just a Coors Field creation. We are 9-1 since the break. Only the Brew Crew has been as good in the NL.
Granted that we still have 7 games on this road trip, but the way we’re playing the Pittsburgh series doesn’t really scare me. The Florida series is another matter, but one series at a time, right?
The August schedule isn’t great with more road games than home, but the opposition isn’t exactly MLB’s upper echelon. I think we could well be back to or above .500 by the end of that month. September is home game friendly. That’s a good thing.
So given that we play in the NL Worst, and are, as of this posting, only 5.5 games back, I’m kind of thinking that there won’t be any trading away of our more valuable commodities. i.e., Matty, Fuentes.
Still, we need another starting pitcher if we’re going to storm all the way back and win the division.
Arroyo’s been mentioned, (as well as derided) but any other ideas as to who might be available to us, and and what cost? I realize that we’re not going to get a Halladay if we’re unwilling to move an equal talent. But the farm is well stocked, and there may be some help out there in exchange for some prospects.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, and on our chances to make this surge a reality.