Michael Lorenzen (Photo: Doug Gray)

Cincinnati Reds drop Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-1, pull within half-game of playoff berth

Nice to be scoreboard-watching in mid-September, isn't it? The Cincinnati Reds continue to inspire hope in their faithful fans at Redleg Nation and beyond, tonight winning their fourth straight and fifth of their past six tonight with a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. There are a number of games still underway which will all have an effect on the playoff seeding race.

Reds lose another series as rain proves difficult for Sonny Gray

It started out so well. The Reds jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Meanwhile, the Marlins were down 6-3 in the 8th inning. Those two scores hold, the Reds are somehow, someway back within 1.5 games of playoff spot. But it's 2020. The Marlins rallied to win 7-6. Sonny Gray cruised through the first three innings, but then the rain fell and it fell hard in the 4th inning. Gray walked two batters as it appeared he could not get a good grip on the baseball. The Cubs ended up scoring 5 runs in the 4th inning with a grand total of one ball leaving the infield.
Nick Senzel (Photo: Doug Gray)

Pittsburgh Pirates continue domination of Cincinnati Reds with 9-6 win

The Pittsburgh Pirates have now won 23 of the last 32 games they have played against the Cincinnati Reds after tonight's 9-6 victory. Keep in mind that Pittsburgh has finished fourth or fifth in the National League Central Division for each of the past three seasons. For the Reds, a too-little-too-late comeback attempt was futile.