ATLANTA — UPDATE @4:50 PM:
The Cincinnati Reds has lost the first of a best of three game series during the post season.
The loss came after 13 innings of play that ended with a walk-off single from the Braves.
The Cincinnati Reds are playing the Atlanta Braves Wednesday afternoon in game one of the Wild Card round of Major League Baseball’s postseason.
First pitch was at noon in Atlanta at the Braves' Truist Park. The game is being broadcasted on ESPN and on radio through the Reds' radio network affiliates.
The Reds clinched a postseason birth as a wild card and the seventh seed. The Braves, winners of the NL East, come in as the second seed for the best-of-three game series. Today’s game marks the first postseason game for Cincinnati since 2013, when the Reds fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the one-game National League Wild Card game.
The pitching matchup features the Reds' Trevor Bauer (5-4, 1.73 ERA) against the Braves' Max Fried (7-0 2.25 ERA). Bauer comes into the matchup as statistically one of the best pitchers in the MLB in the COVID-19 shortened season. Bauer’s 1.73 Earned Run Average and 0.80 Walks and Hits Per Inning Pitched are best in the National League. Other advanced stats also put Bauer among the league leaders, according to the Reds.
The Reds also entered the postseason as one of the hottest teams in all of baseball, finishing the season with a 16-9 record in the month of September and winners of 11 of their last 14 games.
Game one starters were released by both teams about two hours before first pitch.