The Reds have a chance today to win a series against the Cardinals and move into first place at the same time. Stakes high enough for you?
Okay, this isn’t really a make-or-break game; you don’t really have make-or-break games in May. With a win, however, the Reds would be making the emphatic point that they plan to battle the Cards all year for the NL Central title.
Bronson Arroyo will lead the team in staking their claim to a spot in the pennant race. St. Louis will counter with Brad Penny. I hope there will be a boisterous crowd at Great American Ballpark today, and an even more boisterous crowd in the game thread.
Here’s your game preview. Go Redlegs.