Can The Reds Make The Playoffs?
The short answer is Yes. The Reds can make the playoffs if they win their remaining games maintaining the best records in their league or division.
The team began their 2023 journey with a 5-4 loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates but won the next three games, two against Pirates, and one against Cubs.
The first half of the season for the Reds was a cracker of the season as they showcased extravagant performances, including a 12-win streak in June against Houston Astros, Rockies, and Kansas City.
Even though they lost a few games on the last few days before June ended, they ended the month coming back in the winning ways and continued till mid-July.
They had their dominant first half of the season with the younger squad maintaining a win-loss record of 50-41 and were counted as stronger opposition to make the playoffs.
Through, the Reds had their excellent first half of the season but their second half was quite a roller coaster ride as their winning and losing was on a mix.
They started their second half with a series loss against the Brewers and two games against the Giants but bounced back from the defeat winning 5 games in a row.
As of today, they recently lost four out of five games including a recent defeat against the Giants by 4-1.
Now they had only 29 remaining games in the regular season with the tough games against Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners, and Minnesota Twins remaining.
They will be expecting to bounce back from a 4-1 defeat against the Giants in the first game and focus on the win tomorrow to bring back the form before the break.
The chances are still there for them to make it into MLB playoffs since 2020. The games against those tough opponents might be crucial to get points.
Other remaining games include the games against the St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, and Cleveland Guardians whose playoff path is tough but are pushing hard to make their place secure.
If the team performs well in those remaining games and regains winning form they can still make the playoffs.