In a top-heavy NL Central, the Cincinnati Reds have suddenly began to sink. Entering July, the Reds badly need a notable run to get them back into the mix for a shot at the division or just to make a run at an NL Wild Card berth. With the first-place St. Louis Cardinals probably too far out of reach (15.5 games), Cincy needs to use the next month to focus on gaining ground on the Cubs and Pirates.
The encouraging thing for Reds fans is that coming back from a 36-41 start isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t the toughest scenario, especially with the starpower they boast in their line such as. Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier. At the same time, their starting pitching depth is weak behind ace Johnny Cueto, who actually may be dealt at the trade deadline if Cincinnati canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get it together.
With a renewed sense of urgency for winning ballgames, Reds tickets return serious value for fans at an extremely low $59.76 on average for the year. That value should carry into a crucial July, when the Reds hope to be playing their best ball. LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s see just how much value is to be had for Cincy fans, utilizing ticketing data courtesy of Razorgator, as we take a look at the cheapest and priciest Reds games in July:
Cheapest – 7/5/2015 VS. Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ballpark | Avg: $22 | Get-in: $2
Milwaukee has one of the worst records in baseball, and tickets to see games involving the Brewers havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t exactly been a highly sought-after item. Thus, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no surprise to see them on the other end as the RedsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ cheapest game of July. In fact, despite being an NL Central rivalry games, tickets are just $22 on average. The Brewers do sport some heavy lumber of their own, though, with the likes of Ryan Braun, Adam Lind, and Carlos Gomez, which could help to create a high-scoring affair. Throw in a Brandon Phillips Kids Poster Giveaway and tickets for this contest are beyond a steal.
Most Expensive – 7/22/2015 VS. Chicago Cubs at Great American Ballpark | Avg: $182.60 | Get-in $4
This matchup against Chicago is a far cry from CincyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cheapest game, as their battle with te division rival Cubs at Great American Ballpark jumps all the way up to $182.60 on average. This game is triple the price of the average Reds ticket, but considering itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a battle with the hated Cubs, not to mention how both clubs are jockeying for position within the NL Central, the price is understandable. Cincinnati pretty much desperately will need this series if they want to make a run, but it will be difficult against a team whom theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re currently 2-7 against thus far. Even so, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s definitely a game worth taking in live.