Game three of the National League Division Series between the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds takes place tonight, October 9th at the Great American Ball Park, with first pitch set to be thrown at 5:35 PM ET.

Leading the series 2-0, the Reds will attempt to sweep the Giants tonight in their home stadium, as they look to advance to the next round.

The Giants have only managed to scores 2 runs combined in the first two games of this series, and now have the daunting task of winning three straight games on the road if they want to keep their season alive.

In the history the NLDS, 21 teams have starred an 0-2 deficit in the face and none have ever come back to win the series. Even more bad news for the Giants, the Reds did not lose three games in a row at home throughout the 2012 regular season.

Obviously the Giants have been struggling on offense, but none more so than the leadoff hitter (Angel Pagan) and the second guy in the lineup (Marco Scutaro). Pagan and Scutaro have combined for just one hit in 17 at bats.

The pitching matchup for this contest features right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (14-9, 3.37 ERA) for the Giants versus Reds right-hander Homer Bailey (13-10, 3.68 ERA), who will be making a postseason start for just the first time in his career this evening.

The Oddsmakers have listed the Reds as a -145 favorite in this one, while posting an over/under total at 8 runs.

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