Luckily, while Cincinnati has dropped six straight series, their competition for the final Wild Card spot (Padres, Cardinals, Phillies) are also losing.
Would Cincinnati still be in the playoff race without breakout seasons from Tyler Naquin, Vladimir Gutierrez, and Kyle Farmer? It’s doubtful.
The good times never last with Cincinnati’s baseball club, so enjoy this year’s playoff push while you can.
Cincinnati took care of business in the past week and beat the teams they needed to, and now head to Milwaukee for a big three-game series.
Our long-suffering Reds columnist dreams of the playoffs and argues for a surprising starter to take the mound in a must-win game.
The team’s celebration of Joe Morgan Day last weekend was well deserved, but he still somehow keeps flying under the fans’ radar.
Relief pitching help was obtained at the trade deadline, but the teams Cincinnati is chasing for a playoff spot got better too, with higher-profile additions.
Cincinnati's fan favorite and Minister of Good Vibes needs to hit the bench once Mike Moustakas and Nick Senzel return from injuries.
Since his benching last August, the veteran leader has retooled his approach at the plate, beaten back Father Time, and energized the team.
Seven games over the next two weeks against division-leading Milwaukee will tell whether the Reds are actual playoff contenders.