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    Home field advantage

    What has to happen for the Reds to get home field advantage? Are they guaranteed home field if they finish with one of the top two records in the league, or can that change based on who the wildcard is?

    I'm considering trying to get tickets, but I'd like to get a feel for when they might be playing.
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    Re: Home field advantage

    Quote Originally Posted by Girevik View Post
    What has to happen for the Reds to get home field advantage? Are they guaranteed home field if they finish with one of the top two records in the league, or can that change based on who the wildcard is?

    I'm considering trying to get tickets, but I'd like to get a feel for when they might be playing.
    Have a better record than the NL West winner pretty much.

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    Re: Home field advantage

    Best record among Division winners in the NL would have Home field entire post-season. 2nd best has at least division series home field.

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    Re: Home field advantage

    If the Reds finish with a better record than the NL West winner, we will play game 1 at home on either Wed Oct 6th OR Thur Oct 7th and game 2 on Fri Oct 8th.

    If the Reds do not get home field advantage we will play game 3 at home on Sun Oct 10th and game 4 if necessary on Mon Oct 11th.

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    Re: Home field advantage

    As of today the Reds are behind the Padres, meaning we would play Philadelphia. It would really be nice to take 2 of 3 in San Diego.
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    Re: Home field advantage

    Yeah, this is a huge series to determine the #2 seed.
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    Re: Home field advantage

    I say we go all out in San Diego in an effort to clinch the division and gain in the playoff standings prior to returning home for the last six games.

    Then use the final week to be competitive while very strategically giving certain guys a day off here or there. This will hopefully ensure they are adequately rested yet still sharp come the playoffs. It also would help ensure that key bench players, who will be called upon in the playoffs, also have little rust.

    I would worry too much about doling out a lot of days off to the starters given that we are off today and Monday and given that we will have two or three days off before the playoffs start.

    In sum, I think we don't have to choose between wearing our players down vs. giving up on the number two seed.

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    Re: Home field advantage

    If our players are to tired when the playoffs roll around it wont matter if we play the phils or not. We wont beat anyone.

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    Re: Home field advantage

    I think the rest would be more about giving them an extra day or two to rest the sorts of nagging little aches and pains that accumulate over a 162 game schedule.

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    Re: Home field advantage

    Beat the NL West winner.

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    Re: Home field advantage

    If the West gets the wild card over the Braves than the wildcard will play the Phillies. We need to root for any West team unless they are playing us and root against the Braves. We need to avoid the Phillies and I think we have a good chance against any of the West teams.

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    Re: Home field advantage

    best to root against everybody but the Reds and Phillies (let em go we aint catching that train by Oct. 4) Reds get second seed and homefield advantage. I have not looked at all the series left in the west but if the top three play against each other then root for the trailing team. Second seed and worry about the phillies later after they get hurt in the NLDS (would be nice)

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    Re: Home field advantage

    Quote Originally Posted by Jefferson24 View Post
    As of today the Reds are behind the Padres, meaning we would play Philadelphia. It would really be nice to take 2 of 3 in San Diego.
    I thought the number 1 seed plays the wildcard team?

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    Re: Home field advantage

    Quote Originally Posted by cbowen2112 View Post
    I thought the number 1 seed plays the wildcard team?
    Not if their in the same division.


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