CINCINNATI -- One of the dangers of losing games day after day after day is that a team accepts defeat, gets comfortable losing and as soon as something negative occurs the players shake their heads and say to themselves, "Here we go again."
That's a danger facing the Cincinnati Reds these days. They've scored two or fewer runs 21 times, exactly one third of their first 63 games. They have not come from behind to win in any game in which they have fallen behind by three or more runs, and only twice have they come frm two runs behind to win.
Those facts are enough to make any team feel inferior, feel as if, "The baseball gods are looking the other way," feel as if no matter what they try it won't work.
And manager Bryan Price is trying everything to ignite the offensive wick -- lineup changes, batting order changes, game aggressiveness. But his team is languishing in fourth place, five games under .500 and eight games out of first place.
Has this team fallen into the, "We're comforta...