Cairo, a 16-year veteran of the league, had this to say after the series finale, "We stink right now, as a team. We stink. We're not doing the things to win games. It's not like everything's going wrong, you've got to go out there and make it happen."
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On welcoming the San Francisco Giants to town this weekend he added, "We’ve got to go out there and expect to win. Right now we’re not playing like it. Tomorrow we’ve got San Francisco and they’re going to come over here and try to kick our butt. We’ve got to react. We’ve got to do something about it. We’ve got to take our tail out of our butt. Excuse my language, but that’s the way we’ve got to do."
Regarding the outlook for the rest of the season Cairo concluded, “Everyone has to put a little more effort than what we’ve been doing. Tomorrow is another day. We’ve got to put it behind. There’s still two months left in the season, and we’ve still got a pretty good chance to get a good run for it. No one wants to take charge, and it looks like we don’t either. We’ve got to go out there and play baseball the way we know how to play.”
For the record, the Reds will only play 6 of their 28 games in August against teams with a .500 record or better.