I still think people are making too big a deal out of this weekend, though. The Reds have been to the playoffs. They clinched already. While they wanted a home game, I'm sure, they probably don't view it as big a deal as people on this board do. The Pirates haven't had a playoff series in 20 years... I have no doubt they are much more "urgent" than the Reds were.
But Tuesday night will probably be a different story.
By the way, people have short memories. Just two weeks ago, the Reds looked awfully urgent against the Cardinals and Dodgers. I guess those games don't count though.