Tonight’s the night. The Reds have an opportunity to clinch the NL Central Division championship with a win tonight against the Astronomicals. I’ll be there, as will many others, and a win would probably classify as the most fun I’ve ever had at the ol’ ballyard.
Edinson Volquez will pitch against our nemesis, Wandy Rodriguez — so Cincinnati’s work is cut out for them. This could be a fun night; hope you’ll follow along here in the game thread. See below the fold for information on what the Reds have planned for tonight, in the event the Reds clinch.
Here’s your game preview. Go Redlegs.
Should the Reds win, there will be a fireworks show following the game and a 10-by-22-foot congratulatory banner will be placed inside the ballpark that fans will have the opportunity to sign.
Should the Reds lose to the Astros, they still could clinch the title if the Pirates were to beat the Cardinals. That game starts an hour later, and the Reds said that in that case, the stadium will remain open and fans will be able to watch a live broadcast of the Cardinals game on the scoreboard.