The Cincinnati Reds (75-69) have not been playing their best baseball, but the Reds took over sole possession of the NL second wild card spot during the off-day yesterday when the Padres lost 9-1 to the Giants. The Reds control their own destiny now with a half game lead in a crowded race. The Reds magic number is 19.
After Friday night's 4-2 win, the Cincinnati Reds will try to win its first series since August 22 against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium tonight.
The Reds and Cardinals meet at Busch Stadium Friday night for the first of a three-game weekend series which has 2021 playoff implications.
The Cincinnati Reds needed a their offense to get jump started and a big outing from Wade Miley. The Reds got both tonight. The Reds had failed to score first in nine consecutive games entering tonight. Jonathan India hit a home run to leadoff the game to change that.
Tonight was not the night for run prevention for the Cincinnati Reds professional baseball club. None of the Reds hurlers could stop runners from crossing the plate, except for Mr. Tony Santillan and position player, Max Schrock. The Reds defense was just about as bad. It just was not the Reds night this evening. The Reds have lost 5 of 6. The Reds will have to wait for the result in San Diego late this evening to see if they are still 0.5 games up or 0.5 games back for the final NL playoff spot with 26 games to play.
The Cincinnati Reds (72-63) are down to 27 games remaining in the baseball season as they cling to 0.5 game lead for the final playoff spot in the National League. The Reds will begin a three game series with the Detroit Tigers (63-72) at GABP tonight at 7:10 PM. The Tigers might have the exact opposite record as the Reds and be 9-games below .500, but make no mistake about it - this will be one of the most difficult series remaining on the calendar for the Reds.
The Cincinnati Reds look to make it five straight wins in 2021 against the Miami Marlins on Saturday night in Miami.
Tyler Naquin and Mike Moustakas led the offense while Wade Miley's outstanding start gave the Cincinnati Reds a win over Miami on Friday.
The Cincinnati Reds (70-59) enter play on Friday with a 2.0 game lead for the second NL wild card spot with 33 games left to play. The Reds will travel down to south Florida to play three games against the Miami Marlins (53-75) starting tonight at 7:10 PM. The Reds swept the Marlins in a four game series in Cincinnati last weekend. The Marlins did win their last two games against the Nationals, but prior to that had lost 8 straight games. The Marlins are 9-15 in August.
The Cincinnati Reds (69-58) will look to rebound from a painful blown lead last night to the Milwaukee Brewers (77-49) tonight at 8:10 PM. The Reds enter play on Wednesday 8.5 games back in the NL Central. The Reds continue to hold the NL second wild card spot with a 1.0 game lead thanks the Padres losing again last night. The Padres have lost 10 of 12.