Final R H E
Chicago Cubs (102-58) 4 8 1
Cincinnati Reds (68-93) 7 10 0
W: Adleman (4-4) L: Lester (19-5) S: Iglesias (6)
FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score

The Good
–Joseph. Daniel. Votto. Joey went 3-5 today with 2 doubles and 3 RBI. He’s now hitting .327/.436/.554. Even better, Votto is now up to 97 RBI. Just imagine if he can get three more tomorrow. He’ll finally be an elite hitter!

–Ivan DeJesus Jr. had a couple of doubles, a couple of walks, and he scored three runs. Eugenio Suarez was 1-2 with a two-run homer, a walk, and 3 RBI.

–Raisel Iglesias pitched a perfect ninth for the save. Blake Wood pitched a scoreless sixth inning.

The Bad
–Nothing bad today. Except for all the stupid Cubs fans in the crowd this afternoon. That was bad.

Not-So-Random Thoughts
–It’s official: the Reds will not lose 95 games this year.

–Typical Tim Adleman start: 5 innings, 3 runs allowed on 6 hits. Not great, not awful; he kept the Reds in the game. That’s kinda what he’s been doing nearly every single game he’s started.

–Once again, it just doesn’t seem right to watch Aroldis Chapman pitching against the Reds.

–Votto had a chance to get his 100th RBI in the ninth, with two runners on against Chapman. Chapman won that particular battle with three straight fastballs.

–The Reds denied Jon Lester his twentieth win of the season. Plus, Lester still can’t throw over to first, so Jose Peraza stole three bases against him.

–One game left in the season!

–Congratulations to Jay Bruce on making it back to the post-season: