2017 Cubs victories revisited, September 30: Cubs 9, Reds 0

The Schwarbs hit his 30th.

The Cubs reached their peak over .500 for the year at 23 over, 92-69, and led the N.L. Central by seven games, also the biggest first-place margin of 2017.

It was, again, great fun to watch a September game at Wrigley Field that didn’t mean anything, but know that there is meaningful baseball to come in less than a week’s time.

The Cubs emptied their bench in spring-training fashion and plenty of them got a chance to hit and run around the bases. Kyle Schwarber and Rene Rivera homered in a 9-0 blowout of the Reds, who couldn’t throw strikes or, seemingly, catch balls hit into the tough late-afternoon autumn sun.

First, Schwarber, with Willson Contreras on base in the second inning:

Kyle Schwarber getting the Cubs’ bullpen dancing early

— Cubs Talk (@CSNCubs) September 30, 2017

The homer was Kyle’s 30th of the season. That accomplished this:

Anthony Rizzo & Kyle Schwarber:
first time in #Cubs history they had multiple 30-HR lefties in a season

— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) September 30, 2017

For one inning, Kyle had the lead in a category you don’t really want to lead: fewest RBI …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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