Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
Chicago (NL) 2
W: H. Bailey (4-4)
L: S. Feldman (5-5)
–Brandon Phillips drove in six runs, on a 2-4 night, thanks mostly to a third inning grand slam. BP now has 52 RBI this season.
–Homer Bailey pitched another outstanding game: 8 innings, one run allowed on four hits with eight strikeouts.
–Zack Cozart, in his return to the second spot in the lineup, went 2-4 with three runs scored. Xavier Paul was also 2-4.
–Alfredo Simon gave up a run on two hits and a walk in the ninth inning.
–Seems like I say this every time the Reds play the Cubs, but let’s say it again: the Chicago Cubs are good for what ails ya’. Tonight’s victory was the tenth straight win for the Redlegs at Wrigley Field. That’s crazy good.
–The fog was thicker than I’ve ever seen at a big league game. Even on television, you could barely see the action during the first part of the game. Bizarre.
–The Reds have won eight of their last ten against the Fuzzy Cubbies, and 17 of their last 20.
–Shin-Soo Choo was hit by a pitch for the 18th time this season. That leads the National League.
–Do you feel a little better about the Reds today?