Chicago Cubs: Taking on the Reds
The Cincinnati Reds are 9-8 at home but are just 4-6 in their last 10 games. Let’s face it, these guys are eight games back from first place and are bringing up the rear.
What makes me totally nervous about the match-up is that for some reason, and only God, Ernie Banks and Ron Santo know why, but the Cubs seems to lay down for these mediocre clubs. Who didn’t just about bite the nails off with Chicago playing the pathetic Miami Marlins and almost losing those tight games?
The Reds often tend to give our guys a hard time as well. It’s like Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Ben Zobrist all get spooked when they look to the other dugout and see first baseman Joey Votto staring back. I know they have great respect (or fear) for the Reds first baseman but this season it would be to the Cubs advantage if our players would treat Votto like any other player and get on with the game.
The Cubs should go on the road to Cincy, take all three games and a bowl of chili. The Reds look to go into a deeper hole and continue their spot on the bottom of the division.