I thought down the stretch it might be nice to have a thread before each series discussing the Reds' upcoming series, and also checking in on the Cards and Bucs. I don't plan to start each one necessarily, anyone can do so, but I'll kick this one off and let's see if folks want to continue.
Reds play four with the Cubs at Cincy. Three scheduled games are Arroyo, Cueto, Latos against Travis Wood, Samardzija, and Volstad. Doubleheader game on Saturday likely Redmond for Reds (from AAA) against To Be Announced for the Cubs.
Reds are up 6 over Bucs, 7 over Cards. The two teams play each other now at St. Louis with McDonald v. Westbrook, Bedard v. Lynn, Karstens v. Garcia.
Cubs coming off home series with Astros, Cubs won 2 of 3. Reds are 6-3 against Cubs so far. Pirates are 4-5 with Cards so far.