Eric Milton's not pitching in this series, but the outcome of the games could influence whether he's here next season.
would the Reds would let Eric Milton's remaining contract (about $10.5mill) go to another team if claimed on waivers? It seems doubtful given 1.5 GB, but if I were the Reds, I would've waited to place him on waivers until the end of August. If we're 6 GB on Aug 30... we could probably think of a few ways to spend that cash in the offseason, and some other contending team might be more interested in that contract.
wins in St.Louis would solidify Milton's position here. Losses may destabilize it.