Re: Monday: The Biggest Game in Cincinnati Baseball in 7 years
The guys can really put themselves in good shape by winning this series, no doubt. But, the wild card has taken some of the luster off these inner-division battles. By just splitting the series, the Reds could either maintain their wild card lead, or even increase it. It would be nice to see the Reds start to seperate themselves from the other consolation contenders, but so long as there are so many teams vying for it there is always going to be a "hot" entry. Right now it is the Dodgers and the Phillies. Tomorrow, it very well could be Houston and Milwaukee.
In short, the Cardinal series is only marginally more important than any other set of games the Reds are likely to play the remainder of the season. They are ALL going to be absolutely crucial.