Reds 4.5 out of 1st in tight NL Central
The Reds return to action Friday night in Colorado, looking to continue their recent surge to narrow the gap in the National League Central Division. Although the club remains in fifth place currently, the Redlegs are still just 4 1/2 games out of first place. Not only are fans excited to see the club in contention, but the clubhouse is eager to take aim at a Postseason berth as well.
“I think we’re definitely a contending team, for sure,” said Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani to MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon. “The standings don’t show what kind of team we are. Everyone in this division is right in the thick of it. Anything can turn quick. Going into the break, I think we’re in a good spot. We have to come out hot in the second half, for sure.”
All-Star pitcher Sonny Gray echoed DeSclafani’s sentiments, saying “If you told us coming into the season that we’d be where we are, 4 1/2 games back of first place, I think we’d say, ‘Sign me up,’ and we’d come out for the second half and fight every day.”
Following this weekend’s Rockies series, the Reds will take on the Cubs, Cardinals and Brewers in a 10-game stretch that could prove pivotal for Cincinnati’s Central Division hopes.