The Short Version: Reds lose. Again. Fifth in a row.
|Cincinnati Reds (56-75)||0||3||1|
|Chicago Cubs (76-53)||9||13||0|
|W: Hendricks (10-10) L: Bailey (1-12)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Tucker Barnhart had two hits. Dilson Herrera had a double. Those are the only Reds hits.
–Cody Reed struck out the side in the eighth inning.
–Homer Bailey: 5 innings, six runs allowed — only three earned — on eight hits. He actually wasn’t awful today and was victimized by some terrible luck (cheap hits and Billy Hamilton slipping while chasing a liner) and terrible defense (Jose Peraza error) in the first inning.
But it is what it is. Bailey is now 1-12 with a 6.17 ERA.
–As Robert Stephenson attempts to work his way back into the Reds’ good graces, he vomited all over the mound in the seventh inning. Working in relief, he allowed a double to lead off the inning then, one out later, surrendered a single.
With runners on the corners, Stephenson balked, faking a pickoff throw to first base. That allowed Chicago’s seventh run to score. Two pitches later, Kyle Schwarber deposited a ball in the seats for a two-run homer.
–That’s five losses in a row for the Cincinnati Reds. Six of their last seven. Positive momentum, I guess.
–Last time the Cubs swept the Reds in a four-game series at Wrigley Field? All the way back in 1945.
–The Reds are now 1-17 in games started by Homer Bailey. They are 55-57 in games started by any other pitcher.
–Only 31 games to go, mercifully.
— Stormchasernick (@stormchasernick) August 26, 2018