9/18 at CHC
Reds lineup vs. Cubs
*Following up on something that changed over the weekend while I was off, the Reds have recalibrated their rotation. Starting tonight, it’s Bailey, Leake, Cueto, Arroyo and Latos. There’s little question in my mind that it sets up the postseason rotation for Cueto, Arroyo, Latos and probably Bailey.
*The Reds’ magic number to clinch the NL Central is 5. The Cardinals have a three-game series at home vs. the Astros this week. The Wild Card clinch magic number is 4.
*Dusty Baker is managing the 3,000th game of his career tonight. Of the previous 2,999 games, 795 of them have been with the Reds.