Tag: Reds

Bats Hot, Bullpen Less So but Winning is Fum--Cubs 8 Reds 5

Bats Hot, Bullpen Less So but Winning is Fum--Cubs 8 Reds 5
It was a pretty similar affair as last night’s delayed gratification win. The bullpen did not make nearly as much of a nail-biter, but the Cubs followed a familiar formula to victory. The Cubs bats provided an early lead, and a solid start put the Cubs in an easy position. The bullpen made it closer... Read more »

All Good Things--Reds 4 Cubs 2

All Good Things--Reds 4 Cubs 2
The Cubs winning streak is over and they are back in a tie for the final playoff spot. The Cardinals lost so that means it is a mere 2 games to not having to play in a do or die game again. But the Yelich-less Brewers continue to beat bad teams. It means that the... Read more »

Better Late Than Never--Cubs 8 Reds 2

Better Late Than Never--Cubs 8 Reds 2
Baseball just doesn’t make sense. A team that has struggled to find any consistency on offense all season. Scratch that. A team that has struggled to find any consistency period has now won five games straight while losing two of their best position players for the rest of the regular season. The five game winning... Read more »
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You win some! -- Cubs 6, Reds 3

The Chicago Cubs played much better than their previous outing and split the series with the Cincinnati Reds in a 6-3 victory on Sunday afternoon. Jason Heyward was back in the lineup after a day off and led off with a swinging strikeout against Reds starter Luis Castillo. Nicholas Castellanos followed with a sharp single... Read more »

Burn the Tape--Reds 10 Cubs 1

Burn the Tape--Reds 10 Cubs 1
WPA CHART Source: FanGraphs Sonny Gray was really good. Kyle Hendricks was not. That about sums up this one. The Cubs offense was held in check by Gray for six innings. Cubs hitters managed two hits against the Reds righty with reverse splits in that time. Both hits came from left handed pinch hitters in... Read more »

You lose some -- Reds 5, Cubs 2

The Chicago Cubs gave a disappointing offensive effort on Friday night versus the Cincinnati Reds. Although starting pitcher Yu Darvish was able to go six innings with nine strikeouts, the Cubs notched only five hits and ultimately lost 5-2. Nick Castellanos continued his hot hitting with a solo home run in the first off of... Read more »
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Getting Offensive--Cubs 12 Reds 5

Getting Offensive--Cubs 12 Reds 5
The Cubs bullpen was supposed to be the weak link, and it probably is with roughly a bajillion relievers on the IL. The hope was that the Cubs lineup could finally produce like the pedigrees of their many talented young hitters suggests it should. The formula was to ride the starting staff and that offensive lineup to... Read more »

Finally, a W for Yu! -- Cubs 5, Reds 2

The Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds and picked up the series win on Wednesday afternoon. Cubs starter Yu Darvish finally got the win in the 5-2 victory. Darvish worked an efficient first, with strikeouts from Nick Senzel and Joey Votto. Eugenio Suárez grounded out back to the mound for the third out. After a... Read more »

Walkoff Homers are Fun--Cubs 4 Reds 3 (10 innings)

Walkoff Homers are Fun--Cubs 4 Reds 3 (10 innings)
The story was a familiar one this afternoon. A no name starter was wobbly in the first inning. He gave up three runs and without a couple of excellent defensive plays it might have been more. But after the initial onslaught the offense went cold and the opposition was able to come back and win... Read more »
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The Red Peril Redux--Reds 6 Cubs 3

The Red Peril Redux--Reds 6 Cubs 3
The ending for the 2019 campaign is far from written, and one clunker shouldn’t erase all the positive vibes from this weekend. The Reds are also a better team than their record indicates, and they’ve been a lurking team on the rise for a while now. They also have inexplicably taken the first 7 of... Read more »