The Reds travel to Milwaukee tonight for the final time this season. The Reds have struggled against Milwaukee over the 2nd half of this season. The Reds are 3-4 against the Brewers since the all-star break, not a very good record for a team looking to win the division against a team at the bottom of the standings. Oddly enough though, the Reds have won a good majority of the games against Milwaukee this season despite that 2nd half swoon. Those struggles have done nothing but remind me of 1999 when the Brewers ruined the Reds’ chances at winning the division.
The Reds’ division title hopes are treading on thin ice right now. Every game has heightened meaning now that the Reds are 3 games behind St. Louis. If the Reds are going to win the division, they have to not only win this series, but they need a sweep. The last time I called for a sweep against a losing divisional opponent, the Reds lost the series. That won’t cut it this time!!
Discuss the game here, watch the scoreboard, and cheer on the Reds!
UPDATE: So, it appears Chris jumped the gun by 24 hours. Use this game as an off-day open thread to discuss whatever you’d like, including tonight’s games. Chris will re-post this tomorrow, I hope.