Seattle was a disaster. The Reds offense, so reliable this year, was non-existent. On the plus side, the bullpen looked very good. Add it all up though, and the Reds were swept by a very bad (but very AL) team. I suggested in a post a couple of weeks ago that the Reds upcoming schedule was not favorable for keeping up with the Cardinals. At the time, the Reds held a half-game lead over the Cardinals. They're down one and a half now, and the schedule isn't getting any easier (especially since the Reds have already played the Royals and Mariners - and badly, I might add). According to coolstandings.com, the Reds have seen their playoff chances decrease from 42.6% to 27.8% since that post. It's time to right the ship, and with Mike Leake on the mound, let's hope the Reds can get it done tonight!