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Reds turn to Connor Phillips as Wild Card hopes hang by a thread

After Monday night’s win against the Minnesota Twins, the Cincinnati Reds were flying high. They had won 6 of their last 8 and were sitting in the final wild card position. Three games later, things look much different. They last the last two in heartbreaking fashion, blowing late leads in both, and now are a game and a half behind the Chicago Cubs for the final playoff spot with only 7 games remaining.

Connor Phillips takes the mound tonight for the Reds as he looks to capitalize off the best start of his young career. He pitched 7 innings on Monday against the Twins and allowed only 2 runs on 3 hits with 7 strikeouts, giving the team and the bullpen a much-needed long outing.