Reds Clinch Playoffs


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For the first time in seven years the Cincinnati Reds are heading to the postseason after a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins last night. In what has been a crazy year for baseball, the Reds look to make a deep run into the playoffs and prove they are for real.

Last night the Cincinnati Reds clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2013! They won over the Minnesota Twins, 7-2. All the cards fell right for the Reds yesterday as they needed the Philadelphia Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers both to lose and they did so.

The Reds have been led this season by what you can call a three-headed monster in the pitching rotation involving stud pictures, Trever Baurer, Luis Castillo, and Sonny Gray. This team early into the season was looking like the same old Reds we have been seeing for many years going 15-20. However, they persevered and dug themselves out of a hole going 15-8 and currently are on a 10-2 run as the regular season comes to a close on Sunday. It’s a great sign that the Reds are winning the number of games they are, but they are going to need to play well offensively if they want to make a deep run into the playoffs. In a statement made from Matthew Pouliot, an executive editor for Rotoworld said, “The Reds, who just clinched a playoff berth, are hitting .211 as a team. That’s the lowest mark for any club since the 1910 White Sox.”

Yeah, you read that correctly. The key to how far the Reds can go will be if the offense can get hot and help out the pitching staff. That will be the key to success defining how far the Reds can go.