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Cubs vs. Reds: Game 1 Thread


Posted: May 18, 2018 8:44 PM
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Chicago Cubs (22-18) @ Cincinnati Reds (15-29)

Jon Lester (3-1, 2.26) vs. Homer Bailey (1-5, 5.59)

Cubs finally seeing action after a rainout and a rain delay on back-to-back days. Taking on a Reds team playing much better baseball as of late but facing a pitcher in Homer Bailey who has been miserable this season. Cubs' Jon Lester aiming for 2nd straight win.

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Re: Cubs vs. Reds: Game 1 Thread


Posted: May 18, 2018 9:02 PM
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M1 — Cubs jump all over Homer Bailey. 5 straight hits to start game. Zobrist single, Bryant double, Rizzo single, Contreras single, Russell single. Rizzo scores Zobrist on his 1st hit in nearly a week. Bailey gets out of 2nd & 3rd no outs jam. Cubs fail to get ball out of infield after that. About as deflating a 3-run inning a team can have.

M1 || Cubs 3, Reds 0

https://www.cubshq.com/forum/thread/Cubs-vs-Reds-Game-1-Thread-8840

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Re: Cubs vs. Reds: Game 1 Thread


Posted: May 18, 2018 9:17 PM
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E1 — Great K of Votto to end inning for Lester after hard-fought AB with Suarez leads to frustrating walk. Already 27 pitches through 1 for Jon, though. Something to keep an eye on. Also worthy of keeping an eye on the infield. Rain still falling pretty steadily.

E1 || Cubs 3, Reds 0

https://www.cubshq.com/forum/thread/Cubs-vs-Reds-Game-1-Thread-8840

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Re: Cubs vs. Reds: Game 1 Thread


Posted: May 18, 2018 9:27 PM
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M2 — Bailey makes quick work of the Cubs. Three up, three down. Cubs hitless since starting game with 5 straight hits. Still in control up 3-0.

M2 || Cubs 3, Reds 0

https://www.cubshq.com/forum/thread/Cubs-vs-Reds-Game-1-Thread-8840

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Re: Cubs vs. Reds: Game 1 Thread


Posted: May 18, 2018 9:33 PM
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E2 — Much easier 2nd frame for Lester. In full control. Only drama came in the form of the swaggy ball boy making a heck of a grab on a hard-hit foul ball down LF line.

E2 || Cubs 3, Reds 0

https://www.cubshq.com/forum/thread/Cubs-vs-Reds-Game-1-Thread-8840

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Re: Cubs vs. Reds: Game 1 Thread


Posted: May 18, 2018 9:48 PM
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M3 — Cubs tack on another run. Had bases loaded with 0 outs but could only score 1. Baez hits into DP that brings run home. Bailey gets out of another inning that could've been way worse. Cubs in total control but could've already put this game away.

M3 || Cubs 4, Reds 0

https://www.cubshq.com/forum/thread/Cubs-vs-Reds-Game-1-Thread-8840

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Re: Cubs vs. Reds: Game 1 Thread


Posted: May 18, 2018 11:04 PM
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Ian Happ has reached base in all four plate appearances tonight. That double was his first hit. 3 intentional walks prior to that. 1st Cub with 3 IBBs in a game since Andre Dawson in 1990 (also vs. Reds).

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Re: Cubs vs. Reds: Game 1 Thread


Posted: May 18, 2018 11:30 PM
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Baez with 37th RBI right there. Despite his rough May so far, he still leads the NL in that category.

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Re: Cubs vs. Reds: Game 1 Thread


Posted: May 19, 2018 12:06 AM
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FINAL — Cubs 8, Reds 1

W: Lester (4-1, 2.52)
L: Bailey (1-6, 6.11)

Cubs accrue 13 more hits than Reds in beatdown. Lester tallies second straight winning decision. Russell puts together his fourth career four-hit game.

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