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Leake and Wood both brilliant as Cubs drop another to Reds 2-1 in pitcher’s duel

Cincinnati loves Chicago. Living up to their reputation today were the Reds as they reined victorious in their 12th straight win at the Friendly Confines. In this outing it was their pitching that stunned the Cubs. An impressive performance from starter Mike Leake had the Cubs mesmerized. Cubs came in with six batters hitting over .333 against him but it didn’t show one bit as they failed to ever put a man ...

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Cubs Eighth Inning Defensive Vacation Leads to Loss

I've done my best to stay away from individual game recaps for the last month or so, mostly because it's just too boring to write the same thing every day. Today though, the Cubs took a very interesting approach to losing, deciding to take an entire inning off defensively. The first seven innings of the game hummed along nicely. The Cubs got a ton of runners on base, very few of them scored. Joey Votto and ...

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Reds’ Multi-Homer Games vs. Cubs

Last night, Jay Bruce hit three home runs off of Cubs pitching. It felt like the 100th time in the past few seasons that a Reds player had a three homer game against the Cubs, it was for sure the second time it had happened this season. A quick search in the BR Play-Index, looking for Reds players having multi-homer games vs. the Cubs since 2007 (why 2007? Joey Votto hit his first career homer against the C ...

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Cardinals Curious Move Opens Door For Reds

Greg wrote about the winners and losers in the division at the deadline, but I wanted to hone in on one particular trade and its potential impact on the division.  The Cardinals curious decision to trade one of their best hitters in order to acquire a fourth starter. The Cardinals went into the trade deadline essentially even with the Reds in the standings and needed to improve two things their hitting and ...

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