Chicago Cubs News: Reds solve pitching for a day with four home runs
The Chicago Cubs had five games of utter domination to begin the season, but the Cincinnati Reds exacted a little bit of revenge on Saturday night with a four-home run, 13-5 rout.
It’s just one loss, but when the Chicago Cubs drop a game–especially to the Cincinnati Reds–it surprising and upsetting. But the way the Cubs had handled the Reds can’t happen every time out and the Reds finally had enough. John Lackey has been up and down this season, but the offensive support had been there for him this season. The Cubs still put up five runs including an Addison Russell home run, but even getting the 10+ as he had been wouldn’t have been enough. The Cubs will go for the series win in Cincinnati this afternoon.
It might have been better to lead with this story in lieu of last night’s game, but the Cubs are still having a great April. With sky-high expectations coming into the season the team hasn’t disappointed, even garnering more believers as the month continues. With a 13-5 record and several of the Cubs stars still looking to get “hot”, it makes this start to the year that much more interesting.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda continues to impress early on. His one run allowed in his first for starts(min. 20 IP) is the best of any MLB pitcher in history. He’s not yet acsended to the types of talks we’re having about Jake Arrieta, but it’s a great way to start your MLB career.
These and othere stories you might have missed:
‘Reds turn the tables on Lackey, Cubs’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Maeda impressive again in Dodgers win’ – The Dodger Way
‘North Siders on fire to start the season‘ – Cubbies Crib
‘Jays’ Colabello suspended 80 games’ – ESPN
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