I'm of the opinion that the 2-3 Divisional Series format puts the home team at a disadvantage. But, even more than the club, the fans of Cincinnati got screwed by this deal.
The Giants got two weekend 6:30 local start time games. Reds fans didn't know until very late what time our games would even start and then we're stuck with a 5:30 and 4:00 weekday start time that make it very difficult for many working people to attend.
I took a bath on my tickets for today's game because I simply cannot get to Cincy from Columbus in time for a 4:00ish first pitch on a weekday.
I hope the ownership of the Reds has a real serious discussion with the MLB about how badly their fan base got screwed with this alignment.