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Posts tagged "Reds"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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The Unbearable Darkness of Losing--Reds 5 Cubs 3

The Unbearable Darkness of Losing--Reds 5 Cubs 3
The debut of Adam Warren Cubs starter got off to inauspicious start. A ten pitch battle with leadoff hitter Zack Cozart resulted in an early 1-0 lead for the Reds, but Warren settled in after that. He only allowed two more hits over the next five innings he pitched, and provided one of the few... Read more »

Game 84 Preview--Cubs vs Reds--1:20 PM

Game 84 Preview--Cubs vs Reds--1:20 PM
The Cubs managed to take the no win situation described yesterday and turn it into a lose-lose proposition. The Cubs lost an ugly game where Billy Hamilton continued to be the bane of our existence. It was John Lackey‘s turn to inexplicable forget how to pitch for a day which seems to be happening to... Read more »

Recap of a No Good, Very Bad Day--Reds 9 Cubs 5

Recap of a No Good, Very Bad Day--Reds 9 Cubs 5
Something bad happened today. Sure the Cubs lost to the lowly Reds. But something far worse also occurred. Shortly after this game ended today, I closed my web browser in which I was taking notes on this game. You see, I like to post recaps as soon as humanly possible. I do it for you,... Read more »
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Game 83 Preview--Cubs vs Reds--1:20 PM

Game 83 Preview--Cubs vs Reds--1:20 PM
It has been mentioned by others, but it is something that has been on my mind. The Cubs find themselves in a no win position these upcoming games in the eyes of many pundits and fans. If they win the next three, or even six, games, it will just conform to the narrative of the... Read more »