After losing two of three to the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, the Cincinnati Reds (42-48) start a crucial ten-game series against NL Central opponents. They currently sit 6.5 games out of first place, so it’s not hyperbole to say that this upcoming stretch can make or break the Reds’ playoff chances.
First up is a trip to the Windy City to face the current NL Central leader in the Chicago Cubs (50-43). The Cubs are coming off a three game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates, but the Reds have won three straight series against the Cubs.
It’s a rare night game at Wrigley Field, as first pitch is set for 8:05 ET.