There are some incredible numbers about the Reds’ lack of success at Busch Stadium in this Saturday column from Hall of Famer Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. To steal a few …
- Saturday’s 5-2 victory “ensured that the Cardinals had beaten the Reds in all of their last nine series at Busch and 21 of the last 23 [at Busch] since August 2006, the year the stadium opened.”
- “Counting games in St. Louis since the start of the 2003 season, the Reds are 3-29-2 in series against the Cardinals.”
And it’s not like these have been awful Cincinnati teams. Reds manager Bryan Price was asked about this and his response was not the typical manager-speak: “When you go certain places and you win, you anticipate winning there,” Price said. “There’s a good feeling that you have as a team when you go into ball parks where you’ve had success in the past. … I think the complete counter is our situation here. We haven’t had success here for the last several years here and I don’t think we anticipate success here, as much as we work at it.”
Go read Hummel’s entire column for more from Price and a few of the Cincinnati players.
St. Louis will be trying for a three-game sweep of the visiting Reds on Sunday night.