Re: Going for 3rd! RIP
My belief is that there are very few situations that you should go for third unless you are absolutely sure you are going to make it. Brandon was already in scoring position with Cozart, Votto and Ludwick coming up and nobody out. No need at all to risk it in the first inning. Do not make the first or third outs at third base.
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!