The Cincinnati Reds unexpectedly beat the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday in the third of a three-game series.Joey Votto hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning.
Cincinnati’s lone win against the Blue Jays should offer the team some confidence. The Reds only allowed a total of six runs against one of the best offenses in baseball.
Chicago doesn’t have a great offense, and with Gutierrez starting, perhaps the Reds can win this game. Gutierrez has held hitters in the current Chicago hitters to just a .237 batting average.
Cubs Could Be Better
The Chicago Cubs certainly aren’t a great team by any means, but they could be better. This team is 16-24, and may potentially climb in the National League Central standings if it can take care of business against lesser teams.
Every team is better than the Cincinnati Reds as of now, so no excuse for Chicago in this series,.
Drew Smyly has done an excellent job throughout his career against the current Cincinnati Reds’ order, as he’s held hitters to just a .217 batting average.
Cubs vs Reds Head-to-Head
The Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs have met over 2,000 times. The Cubs currently hold the all-time series lead, 1186-1163. It’s the first of 19 games between the teams this season.
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