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.
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.
Vladimir Gutierrez has been on a roll of late for the Cincinnati Reds and a big part of it seems to be a change in pitch selection.
The Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 7-1 on Sunday behind a 5-hit day by Max Schrock.
37 year old, Joey Votto continues to defy all logic with his 2021 season. The future first ballot hall-of-famer hit two home runs and made an incredible defensive play. Amir Garrett finished off the Cubs in the bottom of the 9th, and left Javier Baez in the on-deck circle.
A four-run seventh-inning rally sparked by Nick Castellanos and Eugenio Suarez home runs led the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
For for the sixth time tonight the Reds will try (again) to succeed in getting their first win of 2021 over the San Diego Padres.