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Cincinnati Reds jet to the Pacific Northwest to battle the Seattle Mariners

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 14: Trevor Bauer #27 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the forth inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 14: Trevor Bauer #27 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the forth inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 07: Eugenio Suarez #7 of the Cincinnati Reds blows a bubble between pitches during their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Great American Ball Park on September 07, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Silas Walker/Getty Images)

The final edition of Late Night Reds in 2019 takes place this week as the Cincinnati Reds head west to begin a nine-game road trip. Up first is a trip to the Emerald City.

You’ll have to forgive the Cincinnati Reds (67-77) if they look a little lost over the next three days as they make their first visit to Seattle since June of 2010. Needless to say, Joey Votto is the only member of the team to appear in a game at T-Mobile Park as a member of the Reds. Based on past history, it’s a good thing the Reds rarely appear in the shadow of the Space Needle.

To say Seattle has dominated the series between the two clubs would be kind. The Mariners are 13-2 all-time against the Reds, including a 5-1 mark in the Great Northwest. The only time the Reds won a game in Seattle, Aaron Harang was the winning pitcher, Jerry Narron was the manager and David Ross, Brandon Phillips and Josh Hamilton all hit home runs for Cincinnati.

As all baseball fans know, the Reds and Mariners were partners in one of biggest trades in baseball history. On February 19, 2000, Ken Griffey Jr., the best player in Seattle history, was dealt to his hometown Reds in exchange for Mike Cameron and Brett Tomko among others.

Although, the Hall of Famer never reached the heights in Cincinnati he achieved in Seattle, both franchises should be proud to call one of the best to ever play the game as one of their own. Griffey Jr. was elected to Hall of Fame in 2016 with a near unanimous vote.

Both teams enter Tuesday night’s contest struggling. Over their past 30 games, the Reds are 12-18, while the Mariners are 11-19. In addition, Cincinnati has been a poor road team with Seattle being one of the worst home teams in baseball. Away from the Queen City, the Redlegs are just 27-42, however, the Mariners are a miserable 29-40 before their hometown faithful.  Seemingly, something will have to give this week.

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