Wow, what a ride it's been, over 105 years as the Cleveland “Indians” we have seen it all as fans, great teams, terrible teams, ten cent beer night, draft picks, division championships, and two world championships.
The Cincinnati Reds put themselves in a very good spot winning more games than were expected in the first half of the season. They had one of the easiest remaining schedules for the whole second half of the season but couldn’t put together the right formula to win the series that were crucial to their playoff hunt.
After the exciting grind of the 162-game season, MLB is down to ten remaining teams. As the Wild Card rounds get set to kick off on Tuesday, the next few weeks are a baseball fan’s dream as postseason baseball brings out the best in teams.
The Cincinnati Reds, who were just officially eliminated from the playoffs, will travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates Saturday for the 2nd to last game of the season at 6:35 pm EST.
The Cincinnati Reds (82-75) will travel to Chicago for a tough two-game series against the Chicago White Sox (89-68) on Tuesday at 8:10 pm EST. These will be the last two games of the month for these two teams.
The Washington Nationals will be playing the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati at Great American Ballpark on Friday night at 7:10 pm EST. This will be game 2 of a 4 game series. The Nationals took game 1 in a close 3-2 win against the home team.
The top two teams in the AL Central will square off Thursday in a day-night doubleheader as the Chicago White Sox (85-66) take on the Cleveland Indians (74-76).
As we head into the final 10 days of the 2021 MLB season, the Cleveland sit at 74-76 a pretty remarkable achievement given that this season has been marred with catastrophic injuries, and a seemingly inexcusable lack of ability to hit the ball.
As the Reds are stumbling to the finish line, looking up at the Cardinals in the Wild Card standings, many fans have given up on the 2021 season. After so many losing seasons, and the disappointing and short-lived playoff run last year, frustration is at an all-time high for many in the Queen City. While all those emotions are real and valid, I don’t want us to forget about the many highs this season has brought us.