Sunday, September 20th, 2015

MLB 2015 Game #14: Reds vs. Brewers

Both teams are eliminated from postseason play, yet they are playing a role shaping the playoffs. The Cincinnati Reds (63-84, .429) are on a two-game winning streak and have won six of their last 10 games. During that stretch they won three out of four against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals. They also managed a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants, all but eliminating the defending World Series champions from the playoffs. On the other hand, the Milwaukee Brewers (62-86, .419) have lost eight straight and have won only once during their last 10. In their defense, the Brewers have played the Cardinals and first NL wild card Pittsburgh Pirates during that stretch.

Looking ahead, the Reds play six games against the two National League wild card teams the Pirates and Chicago Cubs. The Brewers will play the Cardinals four times and the Cubs six times.

But today, they will battle each other to stay out of the NL Central basement. The Reds sit 28.5 games out of first and the Brewers are 30 games off the pace. The Reds will start Anthony DeSclafani (9-10, 3.67 ERA). The Brewers will answer with Ariel Pena (1-0, 3.46 ERA).

While a pitching duel may not be in the works, today's All-Fan Giveaway is a Scooter Gennett Gnome. That's worth something, right?

Photo: Cait Covers the Bases

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