10/2 at STL
Reds lineup vs. Cardinals
*The magic number for the Nationals to clinch the No. 1 seed in the NL playoffs is two — meaning a Reds loss, and a Nats win tonight sets the seeding for the playoffs.
*The Cardinals magic number to clinch the second NL Wild Card is 1. All they need to do is win over the Reds or have the Dodgers lose to the Giants, and it’s settled.
*Click here for the MLB.com Postseason Picture, “if the season ended today” brackets.
*Here are some September/Oct batting averages this season for you:
Stubbs: .159 (10-for-63), 0 HR, 1 RBI
Frazier: .181 (13-for-72), 1 HR, 5 RBIs
Heisey: .182 (10-for-55), 1 HR, 2 RBIs
Phillips: .198 (19-for-96), 3 HR
Rolen: .204 (9-for-44), 1 HR, 5 RBIs
Hanigan: .212 (11-for-52), 0 HR, 4 RBIs
Bruce: .228 (21-for-92), 6 HR, 14 RBIs
*This isn’t the kind of momentum the Reds need going to the postseason. But if good records/statistics don’t mean anything in the playoffs, can the same be said about poor ones?