9/10 Monday: Cubs 2, Reds 0

Travis Wood scattered six hits over seven scoreless innings and Luis Valbuena and Ryan Sweeney each homered to lift the Cubs to a 2-0 victory over the Reds Monday in Cincinnati. Wood improved to 9-11, and finally beat his former team in his fifth start against the Reds. It was Sweeney’s sixth home run, which matches his single-season high, also set in 2009 with the Athletics. Valbuena’s blast was his career-high 11th, topping his previous best of 10 set in 2009 with the Indians. Kevin Gregg picked up his 31st save. Edwin Jackson faces lefty Tony Cingrani at Great American Ball Park in the second game of this three-game series.


Good win with power + pitching. Good for Valbuena. After that base running goof coming into third on a base hit to right, with two out, he pulls up on his own. If he hadn’t hit that dinger, I would have had him packing his bags and heading to parts unknown. The Cincinnati announcers commented this is the kind of things Cubbies are noted for. No argument here. Hey, Dale. Even if it is September, think you might want to hold a pre game clinic on how to run the bases for your team, if you know.

Carrie, looks like we have reached the “wait til next year”. Hope to see you at the new park at Spring Training in Mesa.

Dil Brinton Jr Ho Ho Kam

Next year will come in good time. I am still going to enjoy every single game this year! We haven’t had a winning season BUT I plan to keep rooting for our Cubs until the very last out.

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