Despite a power-packed offense that can compete with any lineup, the Cincinnati Reds haven’t really been involved in this year’s playoff picture, mostly thanks to inconsistent starting pitching. Trading away ace pitcher Johnny Cueto didn’t help matters, but as a team residing in fourth place in the loaded NL Central, it was necessary to start adding some pieces for the future. Despite what looks to be another campaign that won’t involved postseason baseball, Cincinnati still offers an exciting brand of play for fans to enjoy as the season winds down.

Cincy held onto their big bats through the trade deadline and thanks to a nice 6-4 run in their last 10 games, the Reds at least look like they’ll remain a competitive bunch down the stretch. That, along with the power Todd Frazier and Joey Votto bestow on opponents, makes the Reds a fun team to watch as far as non-playoff contenders go. Things could get even more fun with several divisional series coming up, as the Reds seek to be a sneaky playoff spoiler the rest of the way.

Arguably the best part about the Reds these days just might be the pricing onCincinnati Reds tickets, as fans are slated to hit their games live for just under $54 on average. The value is as good as ever this month, so let’s take a look at how good Reds fans have it by breaking down the Reds’ cheapest and priciest games for August:

Cheapest – 8/6/2015 VS. St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park | Avg: $25 | Get-in: $3

Game three of this early August showdown with the hated Cardinals goes down in Cincinnati’s own backyard and it’s just $25 on average. The Reds may not be a playoff team, but this is the best team in Major League Baseball, a Reds home game and a bitter NL Central rivalry game all rolled into one. It’s also the finale of a three-game series, and with both teams splitting the first two contests, this rubber match will decide who ultimately prevails. That’s not even bringing up all of the offensive power the Reds bring to the table, either. This is a monster value from all angles, so expect a full house at Great American Ball Park on Thursday.

Most Expensive – 8/24/2015 VS. Detroit Tigers at Great American Ball Park | Avg: $291.87 | Get-in: $14

If the value of Cincinnati’s cheapest game of August wasn’t clear, just take one look at this August 24 tilt with the Tigers. Detroit definitely has some notable star power across their roster, even after trading away studs like David Price and Yoenis Cespedes. With the Tigers reeling a bit, the Reds might be welcoming a very beatable Detroit squad to town at this juncture of the season. A potential win might not completely make up for a steep $291.87 average price, but there’s no denying the sweet bargain for the cheap seats – just $14.
With the season nearing its conclusion, Reds fans might want to salvage the campaign by watching their club take on these two perennial contending franchises. Out-of-town fans interested in attending arguably the two most important series for the Reds in August can book cheap Cincinnati flights from In addition, there are a variety of affordable Cincinnati hotel listings from Hipmunk, starting at $84.