The Reds fell behind 4-0 on Friday evening in a stadium that understandably felt lifeless. The Reds 2021 season is virtually over, but as this team has shown time and time again they never quit. They once again came roaring back. The Reds are now two wins away from finishing at least .500. It would be just the 4th time in the last 20 full seasons that the Reds finish at .500 or better.
The Cincinnati Reds (78-75) late season woes continued last night in a 3-2 loss to the Washington Nationals (64-89) The Reds have gone from 12 games over .500 with 72.9% odds to take the NL's second wild card spot, to just 3 games over .500 with 0.5% postseason odds. The Reds are 7-16 in their last 23 games. They have scored 2 runs or less in 10 of those games. The Reds will hope to stop the bleeding tonight at 7:10 PM. The Reds need to finish the season at least 4-5 just to finish above .500.
The Reds offense struggled once again against a left-handed starting pitcher. The Reds only had four total hits on the night. The Reds did put the go-ahead run on base in the 9th, but Mike Moustakas grounded into a double play to end the game.
Two of the hottest teams in baseball will square off for the first of three games tonight at Truist Park in Atlanta at 7:20 PM. The Cincinnati Reds (61-52) are 10-3 in their last 13 games, and they have played .619 baseball since May 30th with a 39-24 record. The Atlanta Braves (57-55) have won 5 of 6 to revive a season that was put on life support. They are just 2.0 games back now in the NL East, a division the Reds would be leading by a game and half if they were in it.