The Cubs face off with the titans of the NL Central for the first time this year. The Reds have cooled off a bit, dropping three of four to the Brewers and two of three to the O’s in the past week. At least they gave their fans two weeks or so of vague relevancy, unlike past rebuilding Cubs teams.
Team Leaders (projected)
Joey Votto is good.
The Reds have a bunch of players on the shelf, including four pitchers who would probably have been in their starting rotation if healthy. Brandon Finnegan is down with a lat strain suffered last week, Rookie Davis is out after being hit by a pitch on a bunt attempt earlier this month, de-facto ace Anthony DeSclafani is on the 60-day DL with a lat strain, and he’s the de-facto ace since their nominal ace Homer Bailey always seems to …
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