WARP in Cincinnati: A show about the Cincinnati Reds

Reds' Round One Preview: The F-ing Nightmares, Braves Blistering Bats & Cincy's X-Factor

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Episode notes

Welcome the wild card preview edition of WARP! There certainly was a chance that wouldn't be typed, or said, for that matter, but here we are. Paul and C. Trent detail Cincinnati's leadup to their first postseason berth in seven years, including their determined sweep over Pittsburgh, gutsy series wins over three postseason contenders and the "fu***** nightmare" mentality that guided them through it all (2:30). The Reds' opening round matchup against Atlanta pits strength against strength: Cincinnati's stellar starting pitching versus the Braves' boomstick bats (6:45). Will one side hold an advantage over the other? Is Trevor Bauer's Cy Young chances contingent on his playoff performance, and has rediscovering his slider been the difference maker for Luis Castillo? The Reds and Braves' playoff track record has fallen short of expectations in recent years (14:45). Who stands out as this year's playoff's x-factor (22:15)? Was this Cincinnati's best-case scenario (29:30)? Plus, Cobb County dabster, Trent, takes the stage (34:00).

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