Cubs shut out Reds 1-0 for third straight win
The Cubs offense has gone missing. The good news there is that reports have Jason Heyward and Kyle Schwarber back in action soon. That returns some balance to the Cubs lineup and bench. Also, Anthony Rizzo and Daniel Murphy were able to enjoy a total day off yesterday in a game the Cubs won. So that’s a plus. Ben Zobrist got the day off with the exception of being used as a pinch hitter. So it was a pretty light day for some of the Cubs key bats. Javier Baez is surely going to need a day off sooner than later as well. Willson Contreras appears to be finally starting to emerge from his recent slump. That’s an important bat for the Cubs as well.
On the flip side of things, the pitching has emerged and is starting to behave the way some thought it would before the season. The Cubs have now won three of their last four games when they failed to score four runs. They have an overall record of 22-47 when they are held under four, so this is …Read the Rest
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