You head over to MLB.com and this series gets its top billing. The attached headline reads “Stretch run comes early: Key set in St. Louis”. I needn’t explain the importance of the next three games.
The Cards sit atop the NL Central, tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Reds are 2.5 games in back of those two teams. Winning the series would close the gap to the Cards. A sweep by the Good Guys would see them leap over the Cards within the division.
There is an issue there as the Cards hold an 8-4 season series record over Cincy.
Here our look at the pitching matchups for the series: