Joey Votto homered for the 6th consecutive game and made it eight home runs in that stretch as he continues a torrid run since he returned from the injured list, helping lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-4 win over the Chicago Cubs. The win sealed a Reds series win over Chicago and saw them move to 54-49 on the year.

Final R H E
Cincinnati Reds (54-49) 7 14 0
Chicago Cubs (50-54)
4 8 0
W: Castillo (5-10) L: Mills (4-4)
Statcast | Box Score | Game Thread

The Offense

It didn’t take long before the Joey Votto show began. Jesse Winker smacked a 1-out double and with two outs Votto came to the plate and hit a 431-foot 2-run homer to put the Reds on top early. For the most part, though, the offense went quiet from there. That is at least until the 6th inning when the Cubs had taken a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the 5th. Kyle Farmer and Joey Votto both singled to lead off the inning. Tyler Naquin then reached on an error to load the bases with no outs. Tucker Barnhart came through with a 2-run single on a grounder up the middle to give Cincinnati a 4-3 lead. That was all they would get, though, as Luis Castillo hit for himself with the bases loaded and bunted into a double play to end the inning.

The 7th inning got started with the top of the lineup and saw Jonathan India and Jesse Winker both single to put runners on 1st and 2nd for Kyle Farmer. All he did was continue his best Barry Bonds imitation in the month of July by lining a double down the right field line to bring in Jonathan India to score. Jesse Winker then scored on the play after the throw back to the infield got away from Javier Báez and the Reds extended their lead to 6-3. Farmer would score on an Aristides Aquino sacrifice fly that would make it a 7-3 game.

The Pitching

Luis Castillo was cruising along until the 4th inning when Patrick Wisdom crushed a solo home run to get the Cubs on the board. The next inning it was another home run, this time a 464-foot 2-run moon shot from Willson Contreras that put the Cubs ahead 3-2 in the bottom of the 5th inning.

After bunting into an inning ending double play in the top of the 6th, but now holding a 4-3 lead, Luis Castillo returned to the mound. The first pitch of the inning went into left field at 108 MPH for a single off of the bat of Javier Báez. After reaching a full count against Ian Happ, Castillo struck him out swinging and Tucker Barnhart turned a double play as he threw out Báez trying to steal second. Matt Duffy would ground out to short to end the inning in what would be the final batter for Castillo. He finished the day at 105 pitches while giving up three runs in 6.0 innings and striking out eight.

Brad Brach came out for the 7th inning and he went 1-2-3 against the bottom third of the lineup of the Cubs. Mychal Givens made his Reds debut in the 8th inning and it couldn’t have gone better as he struck out all three batters he faced. Heath Hembree entered the game in the 9th trying to hold onto a 7-3 lead and close the game out. He didn’t hold the lead there as a 1-out solo homer from Ian Happ made it a 7-4 game. But Hembree did close out the game as he retired the next two batters.

Up Next for the Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati Reds vs New York Mets

Friday July 30, 7:10pm ET

Sonny Gray (2-6, 4.50 ERA) vs Carlos Carrasco (Has not pitched in 2021)

103 Responses

  1. Brady

    I don’t know if we’re gonna make any more moves tomorrow but Kyle Farmer has been really good lately (obvs.).

    I really hope this group can scrap for a playoff spot. They’re fun to root for.

  2. Rcsodak

    Send Suarez to SOMEBODY, and eat some of his contract.

    • Alan Horn

      I don’t think Suarez is going anywhere. Someone with power in the organization really likes him. That is why he continues to be in the lineup batting 5th everyday.

    • Scott C

      Right now you would probably not only eat his contract but pay someone to take him. It is really a shame he seems to be such a fun individual, but he has fallen off the cliff as far as hitting goes. I wished I had a dollar for every time one of the Reds announcers have said, “Itt looks like Geno has turned the corner.” No he hasn’t. He is not even close to the corner.

  3. Rcsodak

    Cant believe Mil got a 3rd baseman for a ham sammich.
    Guess when you WANT to win…..

  4. Bet on Red

    Last Game before the deadline. SD may still not be getting Max. Outstanding effort by the reds. Earlier incarnations would have just fallen apart after the 2 run home run. No offense to Hembree but I have a feeling that our new acquisitions are getting some closing opportunities soon. Will be interested to see if we have one more move left in us.

  5. SoCalRedsFan

    Great win! Now let’s get Barrero up at SS and move Farmer to 3rd. Suarez is obviously lost.

    • Jim t

      Reds aren’t bringing up Barrera with Moose and Senzel getting close to returning. Senzel can play CF and Moose 3rd base. Farmer stays at SS.

      • Alan Horn

        I have no problem with Farmer continuing at SS. He has earned it.

    • Yerisdad

      Why? Kyle Farmer has only 4 errors at SS!

      • Luke J

        I’m pretty sure that comment was not about Farmer, but about the 3rd baseman.

  6. Steve Schoenbaechler

    I’m not saying the recent trades were good or bad. I just saw a bad aspect of it, though.

    Cessa and Gyvens are FA’s after this season, I believe. If they perform well, they are going to want a lot of money.

    • Ahimsa

      BR has Cessa as arb eligible 2022, and FA 2024

    • Bet on Red

      we have additional control over Cessa after this year

    • Grand Salami

      No Cessa is in his first year of arbitration. The Reds have two more years of control. Gyvens is the only rental.

  7. Arthur

    I think it’s time to give some recognition to Farmer. Yes, Votto’s been terrific. Castellanos and Winker were All-Stars. And we are justifiably excited about rookies India and Stephenson.

    But Kyle Farmer’s contribution has been absolutely essential. Remember when management thought to play Suarez as our every-day SS?? That was an even worse decision than playing Bobby Hart every game at right tackle. In desperation, they turned to Kyle Farmer. All he has done is provide clutch hitting and rock-solid defense.

    Without Farmer, this team is not sniffing the ground trying to pick up the scent of a playoff spot. They would probably have thrown in the towel, traded away at least one starter and shipped out Nick Castellanos for a mediocre AA prospect.

    Guys – Kyle Farmer saved this team. At least for now. I tip my hat to him. Well-done, sir.

      • Grand Salami

        Framer has been a godsend. But statistically he is a league average player this season, so I can’t say he’s saved the team.

        He’s been what we expected but we didn’t expect to need him so much.

    • Ghostrunner_onthird

      Well said and spot-on. Dude is a gamer. I’d take three or four Kyle Farmers on my team any and every day.

    • VaRedsFan

      Absolutely. Even when he was struggling offensively, he had a lot of big hits in big situations. And his glove came to play nearly every night.

      • Arthur

        Exactly correct. He is hard-nosed grinder. He never gives up – he never fails to hustle – and he brings a solid glove to the game every night. He plays the game the right way.

        I agree, Salami, that his offensive numbers may be league average. But consider what we were getting from the SS position, offensively and defensively, before he took over them spot. League average offense and above average defense is a significant improvement.

    • JB

      Totally Agree Arthur. The guy was suppose to be below average at SS hitting and fielding. People didnt even want him on the team and some said he was the 26th player for the Reds. He struggled for the first 3 months hitting but did have timely hits. July has been unbelievable. His glove has been steady and always hits Joey in the glove on his throws. And the Reds basically cut him and signed him for peanuts.

      • jr53

        For the previous four seasons Farmer averaged 85 at bats a season. Without regular playing time for four years, the start of this season was slow . It took only half a season to kick it into gear. His average now sits at .258. It’s good to finally hear from some Kyle Farmer fans!

    • Kevin Patrick

      I think it interesting that in some ways the most important piece in the trade with the Dodgers…was not Puig…was not Alex Wood…but was Kyle Farmer.

  8. Magnum44

    Cessa is controlled for 2 seasons the only rental is Gyvens.

  9. Bet on Red

    Rizzo’s gone… to the Yankees

    • JB

      I hate the Yankees here in NY. Now I really hate them.

      • RojoB

        They will win no trophy. Heard it here first

    • Mark Moore

      When I saw some note about NYY and Voit I was wondering. Big hill for them to climb, but at least we’re done facing him (aren’t we?)

      • Mark Moore

        And it appears NYY is paying $0, just the prospects. Kind of like the deal we’d get for Geno … but without the prospects 🙂

    • RedsMonk65

      I’m glad we won’t have to face him as often. He’s been a killer for the Reds.

  10. Dennis Westrick

    Gutsy performance by LC, not stellar but gave his team a chance to win! Sweet seeing Baez getting thrown out by Tucker! Baez, IMO, should not have even been playing! But MLB apparently has different rules for each team when it comes to taunting! As for Votto, I don’t have the words to describe what he did in this series and the last week for that matter! Not too many MLB players raking like he is at 37!

    • oklared

      not to many players raking like him period

  11. Roger Garrett

    Great game and a great win.Hats of to Tucker who came through with the hit that put us ahead in the 6th and then got Baez as part of a strike em out throw em out double play in the bottom half.Big and I mean big moment to get 2 outs after Bell left Castillo in to hit in the top half up 1 and the bases loaded.Luis made the pitch and Tuck the throw and the Reds played add on in the 7th.

    • Hotto4Votto

      Good points. He made some huge plays to help the Reds win today. He’s such a great complement to Stephenson. I hope the Reds and Barnhart can figure out a way for him to stick around (I know there’s an option but it’s on the steep side).

      • JayTheRed

        Does anyone know what Barnhardts option costs the team?

      • Hotto4Votto

        $7.5m team option, or a 500k buyout. I’d personally like to see them negotiate something in $3m ballpark for another season.

  12. Tim

    Said it back in May. Enjoy the fact that we get to see one of the best players of this era finish his career in red. Votto is a great ballplayer and a great human being.

    • Votto4life

      Absolutely agree. Going to miss him when he is gone. I grew up during the BRM era but #19 is my all time favorite Red.

      • oklared

        grew up during BRM I’ve got Bench then Votto but I was catcher as kid. So glad he made a lot of people eat crow this year on forced retirement etc.

      • Jim t

        Joe Morgan was by favorite. Without him there was no BRM. Hit 3rd in line up. Hit for power, and average as well as insured guys hitting behind him saw plenty of fastballs with his base running skills. Great fielder as well.

  13. Klugo

    So, THAT’S what a bullpen is supposed to look like.

    • JB WV

      Could it actually turn into a strength with Tejay, Sims, and Lorenzen coming back? Who’d a thunk it

  14. TR

    What a difference from the first six games following the All Star break. Keep it going at Citi.

  15. Mark Moore

    Fun to watch today. And I did get to do that as the majority of my afternoon meetings got cancelled.

    • Dennis Westrick

      Wasn’t so lucky Mark as the sadists in my office were compelled to have a 4 pm meeting! Glad the Reds won and won the series! On to Citi Field to take on the Metropolitans!

  16. Bet on Red

    So Max to SD out, Max and turner to LAD now on. And it seems the Angels want to be buyers too, so their releif core is out.

    • Indy Red Man

      Thats bs if the Yankees get Rizzo/Gallo and the Dodgers get Max/Turner. Why would the Nats let Turner go? He’s only 28 and Soto needs help. They’ll probably deal Schwarber too then? He’s a FA and he’s supposed to be back in 2- 3 weeks

    • RedsMonk65

      That’s nuts. Must be nice to be rich.

      Whether or not the Reds make the playoffs, I will be rooting against the Yankees and Dodgers.

  17. Indy Red Man

    Thats bs if the Yankees get Rizzo/Gallo and the Dodgers get Max/Turner. Why would the Nats let Turner go? He’s only 28 and Soto needs help. They’ll probably deal Schwarber too then? He’s a FA and he’s supposed to be back in 2- 3 weeks

  18. Mark

    Just an idea wonder if Reds approach Twins for Berrios and Twins get Mahle and Senzel. Thoughts?

    • Indy Red Man

      Berrios is more of a workhorse then Mahle, but his issue is HRs. IDK? Love to have him, but I’m not sure he’s better then Mahle moving forward?

    • Indy Red Man

      If the Nats are cleaning house then I’d call about Joe Ross. Former 1st rounder and always had a good arm. He’s been hot and dropped his era to 3.80 and he’s only 28 (1.5 mil). He’s more talented then Vlad and probably Sonny too at this point. His stuff is as good as Mahle’s too.

      They wouldn’t get much back probably, but I’d try to deal Sonny in the offseason to free up some salary. They need $ for Nick and I know they don’t want to pay $7.5 mil to a backup catcher, but Tucker is important to this team.

      • JayTheRed

        I would love to see Tucker stay at least one more season. I like Vlad G. Brings some excitement to starting pitching. I have enjoyed watching most of his games. Is he an ace heck know but maybe a nice #4 or #5 depending on who we have in the rotation the next few seasons.

        Sonny Gray.. Hey people it was just last year he was one of our best pitchers.. Wow get a grip the guy has been injured this year can we give him a little more of a chance to prove he is the guy we had last season.

    • DaveCT

      Berrios for prospects, sure. Trading Mahle for him is zero sum.

    • BZ

      I’m not sure I’m spending much time looking at starting pitching if I’m the Reds. They are already pretty good there and have other needs. I’d especially be a little hesitant to give up Senzel who is a potential future star and the Reds only internal option to upgrade the CF position.

  19. Indy Red Man

    Barrero 2-2 tonite so far. Greene 2 ip scoreless. I might be wrong, but I think the only time they’ve scored early on Hunter Greene in AAA is that 4 hr game. He always rolls thru their lineup atleast once with no problems. He could be a force for 2 innings at a time for the Reds!

    • Jim Walker

      Hunter Greene registered his first AAA level quality start. He stranded several runners at 2B or 3B along the way before running into real trouble in the 5th. In the 5th, he got dinged for 3 quick singles to load the bases w/ 0 out but escaped with only 2 runs allowed then returned to pitch a clean 6th. His biggest mistake of the night was allowing a 2 run single off a 1-2 count in that 5th inning. But all in all I think pitching out of that mess was a big step forward.

      His line was 6IP; 8H; 2R (both earned); 1BB; 7K. 96 pitches/66 strikes.

      Barrero ended up 2/4 and raised his OPS at AAA to .958.

  20. Hanawi

    Looks like Dodgers are going to use Gray in the package to get Scherzer and Turner after using Downs in the package to get Betts. Got to hand it to their front office. They have lots of money to play with, but generally make good decisions as well.

    • RedsMonk65

      Saw that. I’d like Gray back, but so it goes….

  21. Votto4life

    Unreal, Nats blowing it up after winning the WS 20 months ago.

      • Votto4life

        It really is…I’m not a DC fan, but as a baseball fan I hate to see it.

  22. RedsMonk65

    This seems to have become a trade thread, which is fine since a lot is happening. But just a couple things on today’s Reds-Cubs game:

    1. Votto is out of this world. I hope he continues along this path to the HOF.
    2. Farmer rocks. Defense is stellar. Offense unspectacular, except when it isn’t. There are certainly better SS out there, but he will do. I like his style.
    3. Isn’t talked about much, but Barnhart with another key hit today (1 of 2) , driving in two much-needed runs.
    4. Bullpen looking up with the new arrivals — so far.
    5. Take that, Baez! And good riddance, Rizzo!

  23. Old-school

    Dodgers rightly recognizing wildcard playoff format is absurd.
    One game elimination after 162 games? They arent risking that.
    They are going after the Giants to secure a 7 game series.

    Also why Reds have to catch the Brewers. Spending an entire year of resources and work for a 1 game wildcard against the Dodgers or Giants? No sense.

    Gotta win your division and get a real series

    • Jim Walker

      Agree and bet whenever they start playing after the CBA is settled, there will not only be more teams in the playoffs, the first round will be best of 3 with no more single game play in situations.

      Probably 6 or 8 teams per league depending on how quickly they want to play it down. Six teams would be simplest and look a lot like the NFL. The two best division winners in each league would be seeded into the best of 5 games second round. The other four would play a best of 3 series with the winners advancing to the second round. I’m sure they could find some bone to throw to the lowest winning division winner like all 3 games of the 1st round at home versus the weakest wildcard team.

  24. RedsMonk65

    Down with the Dodgers and Yankees!

  25. Dennis Westrick

    Been a Dodger hater ever since the Reds were in the NL West Division back in the 70’s. Hated the Yankees since the Reds lost the 1961 World Series. The 1976 4-game sweep of the Yankees in the 1976 WS was sweet revenge!

    • LDS

      Lasorda vs. Sparky produced good baseball. No inter league play, no wild cards, etc. Every game mattered because you had to win the division. I liked the game a lot more in those days before the absurd contracts and the pampered prima donnas. But alas we all get older and times change. Bummer.

  26. Old-school

    Nats chose strasburg and patrick corbin over bryce harper and anthony rendon

    Strasburg had major surgery and is owed $35 mil per year for years and years . Corbin is awful and owed a ton.

    Nats have Soto and no one else after scherzer and Turner

    Just ask Scherzer

  27. SOQ

    This team has great chemistry. Don’t mess with the starting 8 (9 at catcher) . 1961 Reds had chemistry. The BRM had chemistry, 1990 had great chemistry. Great individual numbers mean nothing without great team chemistry. This team has spunk

  28. Roger Garrett

    Bucs just rolled over to the tune of 12-0 to the Brewers.Got to think its a tough go for them for a long time now.I fear after all the trades there will be several teams next year that will just be really bad.It is a business for sure but what the Nats and the Bucs and maybe even the Cubs look like next year could remind us some of expansion teams of the past.Hope I am wrong.

  29. Bet on Red

    Now Schwarber to the Red Soxs. Everyone must go in Washington. Hudson to San Diego. Have to think the reds have one more move left.

  30. Redleggos

    Am I the only one who thinks the Yankees trades just don’t really make them any better? Don’t get me wrong, Gallo and Rizzo are good players, but they both lean into what the Yankees problem already was. I wouldn’t be the happiest Yankees fan that’s for sure. That team very well could see themselves striking out 20 times in a game later this year. Surprised they didn’t go in on Baez too.

  31. LGR

    So.. I’m thinking if the Reds were to make another trade out of no where, that a consistent CF would be the best target. Am I wrong to think that? Obviously Suarez shouldn’t be playing, but I don’t see that changing anytime soon, so CF is something they should look at.

    People I have in mind that would probably be better than what we have now..

    Andrew Benintendi. Plays a good outfield and is relatively the same in terms of what Naquin’s done at the plate this year and definitely better than what he’s done recently.

    The other two aren’t exactly CF’s, but their bats in the OF would be huge pluses to make the lineup deeper which has been a obvious problem the Reds have had as of late at the bottom of the order getting runners in with less than 2 outs.

    Whit Merrifield and Trey Mancini. Merrifield would play a better CF. Mancini you’d probably look at moving to LF and letting Winker to a crack at CF. Both would be huge cogs in the lineup though. I don’t think Merrifield’s defense would be any worse than Naquin’s.

    • Bet on Red

      Mancini doesn’t work cause Winker doesn’t work in CF. The Royals for some reason continue to ask for over values on Merrifield. I also think the Royals think they are going for it. They would be good adds for the Reds the problem is that the ALC seems to think they can catch the White Sox

      • LGR

        They just traded Duffy. I don’t think they’re going for it. Could also try Nick and center or hell just let Mancini play center. I think the bat in the lineup would make up for the defensive woes. Need someone consistent at the bottom. Could also start for Joey on those rare lefty starter days. (obviously not if Votto is still this hot)

      • Indy Red Man

        Merrifield down to .317 obp and will be 33 in Jan. Hard no

      • Indy Red Man

        I like Benintendi, but Joey, Wink, and Moose is enough from the left-handed side. He’s probably better then Naquin, but ops is about the same and he’s getting $6.6 mil this year. Arbitration next year.

        Personally I think if they resign Nick, then CF isn’t a problem. They’d have Naquin, AA, Senzel, and possibly Farmer with Shogo as a solid defensive replacement. Somebody might step up and grab CF?

      • LGR

        I mean it’s higher than Naquins and has a higher OPS+. He could also benefit from a new environment and a way better lineup to hit in. Not like he’s dramatically older than Naquin either.

      • Bet on Red

        Duffy is injured. So are alot of reds. Where do we go there

    • 2020ball

      All three of those guys would be upgrades to the team, so you’re not wrong to think that at all. You’d be replacing Akiyama, I’d prefer to keep AA and Naquin. Doubtful in my mind the Reds eat Aki’s contract, so maybe he’d have to be part of the deal.

      OF depth is for sure not our biggest need, however, and you don’t want to see Winker in CF… trust me.

      • LGR

        I wonder what Toronto would want for Grichuk. They have 4 way above average outfielders and they need a catcher. Hate to see Tucker go but I’d love more playing time for TS. Maybe Tucker and a prospect or 2 pulls in Grichuk or one of the Toronto outfielders? Thoughts?

  32. DaveCt

    There appears to be a Dodgers/Padres trade deadline slugfest occuribg … may they punch themselves silly. Yes, talent is cery good. But a true team? Like these guys? They are dangerous. Probably smong the most dangerous in the Nzl. Who wants to play these guys right now?

    • Hanawi

      Yeah Padres aren’t going to stop being aggressive. Rumors now that they are going after Berrios. Will be interesting to see what the Giants do. Good thing for the Reds is that they play each other quite a bit still. Padres have 3 series still remaining with both those teams plus a series against the Astros. Giants still have two series against the Brewers as well. So, Reds will have an opportunity to make up ground if they can string the wins together.

  33. DataDumpster

    I’ve always liked Farmer. Anybody with a good glove at shortstop and also can catch is pretty unique I think. He hustles, is a clutch hitter and stays consistent and on the field. He earns his keep at SS even if his average just hung in the 230s like most of the season.
    I would not have predicted would seems to be developing as a much higher offensive upside. Ironic that the Red’s cheapness and/or bungling an offseason deal is now coming up in spades for the team and Farmer.

  34. GreatRedLegsFan

    Now that Reds got some BP help next order of business is to also get IF help for SS/3B. Farmer has been outstanding lately, but additional help is needed nevertheless. As for 3B, unless Moustakas’ return is in sight, somebody must take over Suarez if they really want to chase the Brewers. Hopefully, Castellanos and Senzel will also return soon, Go Reds!

    • Indy Red Man

      7 full games behind Milw and 4 back of SD in the loss column. Milw’s rotation is far superior to SDs and their schedule is easier. I think its obvious who it the most reachable target for the Reds. SD plays LA/SF 19 more times. LA has absolutely loaded up and if SD drops 11-13 of those games then the Reds could have a great shot!

      The Reds have alot of help on the way and for some reason I’m strangely optimistic about Senzel this time. If Bell plays him enough? He’s got to feel like he’s running out of chances….atleast in Cincinnati. Everybody is raking except Geno & CF/RF and they’re getting reinforced soon!

      • Gonzo Reds

        When I saw that SD was nearing a deal for Scherzer it didn’t look good for us staying in the race but then LA bailed us out by jumping in and snagging him (and Trey Turner).

    • Jim t

      When The injured get back which according to the guys on telecast yesterday should be soon. Here’s how I hope we roll.
      India. 2b
      Winker. LF
      Nick C. RF
      Votto. 1b
      Stephenson C
      Senzel. CF
      Farmer SS

      When Barnhart playes swap him and Senzel.

      Against lefties sub Suarez for Moose.

      • Jim t

        Sorry I left out 3b. Moose bats behind Stephenson

      • BZ

        I agree with this lineup. It gives the Reds a very good 1-8 and gives the lineup so much depth. The only other thing I could see happening is sliding Barrero into the everyday SS role once Farmer finishes his hot streak. This would allow Farmer the ability to play 4-5 times a week by giving guys a day off. His ability to play everywhere may be more useful down the stretch than being the everyday SS. I’d also be tempted to just give the 3B job to Moose. No platoon.

  35. Indy Red Man

    Luis Castillo is popping 99-100 with movement and jamming guys. His arm talent is off the charts! He was the best pitcher in mlb for June-July coming into yesterday.
    Which begs the question “What is his deal in the springtime?” If the Reds fall short then his April/May is a big reason why. A 7 something era and the Reds went 1-10 in his first 11 starts. That has to be fixed! Woodruff has a 2.14 era and his stuff is no better then Luis. They’re both about 28.5 years old. If Luis takes that next step to being a #1 2.50 era ace then the Reds can beat Milw moving forward!

    April 4.41
    May 5.01
    June 3.55
    July 2.95
    August 4.43
    Sept 2.49

    • SultanofSwaff

      I think it’s simple—he’s not a cold weather pitcher. Multiple starts were in brutally cold conditions.

      • Indy Red Man

        I’m not buying that. Alot of people have to do things they’re not accustomed to. MLB is full of Dominican guys or guys from Florida like India that have to hit in the 30-40 degree temperature. He’s got to improve there.

  36. RedBB

    Would love to see Votto continue to play well and get some MVP votes. His OPS is higher than Kris, Bryant, Arenado and Goldschmidt now! Top 10 in the NL too.

  37. William Adams

    I like the team’s chances this weekend against the Mets. You gotta figure with the current bullpen they would’ve taken 2 out of 3 last week at home against them.

    Thankfully the Brewers will be running into a dangerous Braves team. Even though they’re down some pieces, they a have capable offense and are throwing three of their better starters this weekend. Hopefully the Redlegs can be at least 5 back by the end of the weekend.