The Cincinnati Reds (27-52) have lost five of six, but they are hoping that the return of Nick Lodolo to the Reds rotation can be a positive boost. It won't get any easier against the NL East leaders as the Mets have Max Scherzer on the mound tonight at 6:40 PM.
The Cincinnati Reds (20-25) have reached a danger point in the 2021 season. The Reds enter play Tuesday 5.0 back in the NL Central. There are still 117 games to play, but the Reds are staring at dominating starting pitchers in two of the next three days. The Reds seemingly have a team with little margin for error, which it makes it difficult to see them overcoming 8 or 9 games back in the division. The Reds will start a six-game road trip tonight against the Washington Nationals (20-23) at 7:05 PM. The Nationals are coming off a series sweep of the Orioles, but prior to that were 5-11 in their previous 16 games.