|Ã‚Â Cincinnati RedsÃ‚Â (71-82)||1||7||0|
|Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Chicago CubsÃ‚Â (68-84)||3||5||0|
|W:Ã‚Â Hendricks (7-2) Ã‚Â Ã‚Â L: Corcino (0-1)|
|Ã‚Â FanGraphs Win ProbabilityÃ‚Â | Ã‚Â The Worldwide Leader’s Box ScoreÃ‚Â Ã‚Â | Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Game Photos|
The Reds set an all-time record for fewest runs scored in a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Keep in mind the Reds have been playing there for more than 100 years. So there’s that infamy.
Did you hear that Joey VottoÃ‚Â looked like the old Joey Votto (John Fay) in batting practice today?
Kristopher Negron quickly resolved the daily no-hitter drama leading off the first inning by pounding a double to left-center field. The Reds went ahead and played for one run because, of course, that’s all you need, right? It’s not like they almost lost 2-1 or anything. Ramon Santiago sacrificed his out to get Negron to third and Yorman Rodriquez hit a routine grounder to third, driving in a run for the first time in his major league career. #playingthegametherightway!
Negron’s power (SLG .438) has been a pleasant surprise. Over five seasons in AAA, his SLG was just .344. Compare Negron to Phillips (.366 SLG), Ludwick (.391), Heisey (.388) and Bruce (.365). Only Mesoraco and Frazier have a higher SLG than Negron. Small sample size caveats apply. I like him for a bench spot next year.
Daniel Corcino followed up his strong 6-inning performance against the Brewers with another good performance. Corcino gave up 2 runs on 3 hits. He did walk four and struck out six. If Chris Valaika’s ground ball had been a foot or two to the right, he’d have hit into an inning-ending double play instead of starting the Cubs’ two-run second.
Yorman Rodriguez and Tucker Barnhart had two hits.
Jack Hannahan, Ryan Ludwick and Ramon Santiago combined to go 0-for-10. #veteranleadership
Did you hear the one about Joey Votto, he …