Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
Chicago (NL) 2
W: H. Bailey (3-3)
L: T. Wood (4-3)
S: A. Chapman (12)
–Ryan Hanigan, who has been hitting much better since returning from the disabled list, was 2-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored.
–Homer Bailey pitched six innings, giving up two runs on five hits to even his record at 3-3 with a 3.08 ERA.
–Sam LeCure and Aroldis Chapman each pitched a perfect inning of relief.
–Derrick Robinson had a single, a walk, and he executed a perfect suicide squeeze to pick up an RBI, as well.
–Five straight wins for the mighty Redlegs. Thirteen out of sixteen. Thirteen games over .500. Life is good.
–Cincinnati’s record stands at 31-18, the club’s best start since 1995.
–That’s 16 wins in the last 18 games vs. the Cubs. Sweet.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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