Well, that was a fun series against the Brewers, eh? Two late wins, including a walk-off, make for an exciting series. Let’s hope those same heroics are not needed when the Cubs head to the Great American Launchpad. They go into Cincinnati to face the National League Central division leading Cincinnati Reds, who lead the Cubs by half a game.
The Reds’ pitching, which was their Achilles heel last season, has been phenomenal. At one point earlier in the season, they led the league in ERA, but their 3.25 staff mark now sits seventh. It’s a little better than the Cubs’ ERA, which sits at 3.57, good for 9th-best in the league. The Cubs will look to inflate the Reds ERA by pounding the ball like they generally do at Great American Ballpark.
In nine games in Cincinnati last year, the Cubs scored 74 runs and allowed only 40, posting a 7-2 record. The visitors’ lowest run total for any of the games in Cincy was 4, which came on the next to last game of the season. The bottom line is that the Cubs were really good at scoring runs in Cincinnati, so you should expect to see some fireworks from …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider