Brad's Blog - 07/19/13
Sitting in third place in the NL Central, the Reds are back at it tomorrow to start the 2nd half. They take on the second place Pirates, a team they trail by 4 games. The Reds face the Bucs 9 times in the final 67 games. They trail the first place Cardinals by 5 games and will face them 10 more times. Reds won the Central with 97 wins last year and have 53 wins at the break. If thats the total it takes to repeat, they have to go 44-23 to get it done. Tony Cingrani was sent on assignment to get work before hell be called back up to start one of the games in the July 23rd doubleheader in San Francisco. Neftali Soto gets the call up for now.
In college sports we all know football drives the bus. But it might be basketball driving the deal between UC and Nebraska for home-and-home series. The first game will be in hoops December 28th of this year at Fifth-Third Arena.. Then the Bearcats visit the Huskers in 2014. In football the home and home wont start until 2020 in Lincoln, with the return trip to Nippert Stadium waiting until 2025.
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: National League All-Star Brandon Phillips #4 of the Cincinnati Reds smiles during the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)