I don’t think it is an understatement to say that tonight is the biggest game of the season for the Cincinnati Reds. With a loss, the Reds are down 2-0 to possibly the best team in baseball. It would be very, very tough to come back from that deficit.
With a win, however, the Reds are sitting pretty. The series would be tied 1-1, and two of the three remaining games would be played at Great American Ballpark. Cincinnati would have home field advantage and I’d feel pretty good about Johnny Cueto taking the mound in front of a capacity crowd at GAB with a chance to put the Reds ahead in the series.
Tonight’s the night. The Reds have had success against Oswalt recently, and this team has shown the ability to get up quickly after being knocked down. Tonight’s game will tell us a lot about the character of this team, about the ability of their manager to get them prepared, and will ultimately say everything about Cincinnati’s chances of moving on to the next round. We’re counting on you, Bronson Arroyo.
Here’s your game preview. Go Redlegs!