In two days time, the Cincinnati Reds have gone from outside the playoff picture into the thick of it. Such is the Major League Baseball season.
Cincinnati was reeled off three straight and are tied with the Arizona Diamondbacks for the final Wild Card spot in the National League. With the Reds holding the tiebreaker over the D-backs, if the season ended today, Cincinnati would be in the postseason for the first time since 2020.
But, the Redlegs would get a familiar foe in the Wild Card Series in the form of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Reds head-to-head record this season with the Brew Crew is less than stellar, and a potential matchup with Milwaukee would require the very best from the Cincy's lineup.
If the season ended today, the Reds would battle the Brewers in the Wild Card Series.
The Cincinnati Reds' kryptonite this season has been the Milwaukee Brewers. The Reds are a paltry 3-10 versus the Brewers this season. Only the NL East Champion Atlanta Braves have been more dominant with a 5-1 record against the Reds.
A potential Wild Card Series between the Reds and Brewers would take place in Milwaukee with all three game played at American Family Field over the course of three days. Sorry, Reds fans, but the higher seeded teams in the Wild Card Series host all the games.
The Reds and Diamondbacks are both 76-71, but Cincinnati holds the tiebreaker over Arizona after winning the season series 4-3. The Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants are each a half-game back, and both teams currently hold the tiebreaker over the Reds.
The Cincinnati Reds have 15 games to go, but at the moment, things are looking good. Today's game versus the Detroit Tigers will feature an opener as Derek Law is slated to take the ball for David Bell's ball club.