The Reds have gained considerable ground in both the National League Central Division standings and the National League Wild Card standings over the past week. This is because the Reds have gone 6-1 over that span while the Pirates and Cardinals have gone 2-4 and 3-3, respectively.
If you don't believe me, check out the way that both standings appeared just one week ago from today (Friday, August 9, 2013).
And here is how they look entering Friday, August 16...
Perhaps this is the run we have all been waiting for from the Reds this season. Let's certainly hope so.