It's the final series of the regular season. The Reds trailed the Pittsburgh Pirates for
home field advantage in the NL Wild Card game by one game. And the Reds had the
final three games at Great American Ball Park against who else, the Pirates. If the Reds
swept, the Wild Card game would be played at GABP. If they took two out of three, they
would finish tied with the Pirates and then it would go on to the tie breaking procedures.
I know that the Reds and the Pirates were currently 8-8 against each other this season.
So the team with the best overall record in intradivision games would get home field
advantage. The main thing is... the Reds needed to win some games here. Or all this
typing I just did was kinda pointless.
There were a ton of people at the game. More people than we've seen at a Reds game in
quite a bit. I'm guessing (hoping) it's because of the Friday Night Fireworks.
For the first time this season, we actually had to sit in our seats...
It was a very pretty night for baseball. A couple rows in front of us was this...
Weird Al Yankovic called. He'd like his hair back please.
Todd Frazier went yard...
We moved down to SRO because the people around us were a lot of annoying Pirate fans...
The Reds went on to lose 4-1. One run on six hits. :/