How do the Reds feel about being tied for first place in mid-May? Ask Brandon Phillips, and you get an answer (of sorts):
“Our swag is real nice right now. We’re picking each other up. Our team chemistry is gorgeous. Everybody on this team is rooting for each other. When somebody gets a hit, you see everybody in the dugout going crazy. Honestly, this is the best team I’ve played on. The guys on this team pick each other up.
“We’re not worrying about negative. Even when we lost, we were like: We just showed the Cardinals we were here. We’re taking it game by game and trying to come through in the big situations. That’s why we’re winning.
“Plus, our pitching is gorgeous. Our pitching makes us defense pick it up. They not waste time. They’re not walking nobody. We’re just having fun.”
Real nice swag? Check.
Gorgeous team chemistry? Check.
Gorgeous pitching? Check.
Not walking nobody? Check.
Look out world. The Cincinnati Reds!