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Posts tagged "Reds"

Not a Very Nice Ending--Reds 3 Cubs 1

Not a Very Nice Ending--Reds 3 Cubs 1
The Cubs lost game 70 but that is okay. The Cubs are good enough, smart enough to make the postseason. And dog gone it people like this team. Well we like this team. Mike Montgomery drew the start to rest Jake Arrieta‘s achy hamstring for a little bit longer before the games mean something again.... Read more »

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda; Reds 13, Cubs 10

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda; Reds 13, Cubs 10
One thing I’ve always appreciated about this site is the intelligent discussion we get in the comments.  Readers also tend to have long memories.  I was pleased to get a nice note from 44slug, who also commented about this team not being quite the team of destiny that we’d grown to appreciate over the past... Read more »

Stop Me if You've Seen This One Before or A Day No Brennamans Would Cry; Reds 2, Cubs 1

Stop Me if You've Seen This One Before or A Day No Brennamans Would Cry; Reds 2, Cubs 1
The first six innings of tonight’s contest were blink-and-you-miss-it quick, as Kyle Hendricks battled 24 year-old rookie, Luis Castillo.  Hendricks was as good as he’s been this season, relying on good, late movement and his solid change-up.  He had batters, and home plate umpire Marvin Hudson fooled on occasion.  Seriously, Joey Votto is hard enough... Read more »
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Clash of the Titans--Cubs 9 Reds 5

Clash of the Titans--Cubs 9 Reds 5
The Titans were the older Greek gods. The ones that the more familiar Olympian gods replaced. This seems a fitting metaphor for tonight’s pitching matchup. It was a battle of two pitchers that Theo Epstein acquired for the Red Sox. That tells you as much as you need to know about the long histories of... Read more »

Series Preview: Cubs at Reds 4/21-4/23 (Update)

Series Preview: Cubs at Reds 4/21-4/23 (Update)
The Cubs begin their second road trip of the year heading to Cincinatti for the first time this year. The Reds are off to a surprisingly good start and have been sitting in first place since April 5. The Reds have not finished above .500 since 2013, but this scenario of leading the division heading... Read more »

Cubs Way--Cubs 12 Reds 8

Cubs Way--Cubs 12 Reds 8
There are no style points for the regular season. The first place Cubs and current World Champions increased their divison lead. That is the most important thing. If you want to learn more than that here is over a thousands words about it. Cody Reed struggled to find the zone early in the game. He... Read more »
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This is (not) the end--Cubs 7 Reds 4

This is (not) the end--Cubs 7 Reds 4
103 wins. The Cubs have never ended a season with that total ever in the 140 year history of the franchise. Only four times in that history has this team ended the season with more than a 103 wins, and those happened in a four of five year span from 1906 to 1910. A time... Read more »

Series Preview--Cubs at Reds, September 30-October 2

Series Preview--Cubs at Reds, September 30-October 2
This is it. We have made it. The final three games of the 2016 regular season are upon us. The Cubs will have played 161 games to a decisive outcome by the end of the year, and they are going to have won more games than any Cubs teams since the Great Depression. The Cubs... Read more »

Had Enough?--Cubs 9 Reds 2

Had Enough?--Cubs 9 Reds 2
The Cubs took an early lead without hitting the ball particularly hard. Dexter Fowler was hit by a pitch to start the inning. Kris Bryant struck out before Anthony Rizzo hit a slow roller to third resulting in an infield hit. A Ben Zobrist grounder made it to left field to score Fowler. Jason Heyward... Read more »
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Series Preview: Cubs vs. Reds, Sep. 19-21 [Update: Wednesday's Lineups]

Series Preview: Cubs vs. Reds, Sep. 19-21 [Update: Wednesday's Lineups]
In the final two weeks of the season, there’s little new that can be said of each individual game, especially given the upcoming opponents. The most compelling thing left might be the opportunity to push the Cardinals away from a wild card spot this weekend, and to preserve the home field advantage. But even the... Read more »