Series Preview: Cubs vs. Reds (August 8-11)

The Cubs open a 10-game road trip tonight in Cincinnati against the Reds off a 5-1 homestand.

The Games

  • Thursday – 6:10 pm CT: (NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score)
  • Friday – 6:10 pm CT: (NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score)
  • Saturday – 6:10 pm CT: (WGN, 670 The Score)
  • Sunday – 12:10 pm CT: (NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score)

The Pitchers

  • Thursday – LHP Cole Hamels vs. LHP Alex Wood
  • Friday – RHP Yu Darvish vs. RHP Trevor Bauer
  • Saturday – RHP Kyle Hendricks vs. RHP Sonny Gray
  • Sunday – LHP Jon Lester vs. RHP Luis Castillo

The Last Series

  • Cubs won 2 games out of 3 against Oakland: (6-5, 4-11, 10-1)
  • Reds swept the Angels 2-0: (7-4, 8-4)

Who’s Hot (Reds)

  • C Tucker Barnhart is 5-for-16 with 3 home runs and 6 RBI in his last 5 games.
  • RF Aristides Aquino is 7-for-16 with 2 homers and 5 RBI in his last 6 games.

Important Injuries (Reds)

  • None.

Who’s Hot (Cubs)

  • SS Javy Baez is 11-for-26 with 3 homers and 9 RBI in his last 7 games.
  • LF Kyle Schwarber is 7-for-14 with 2 homers, 6 RBI, and 6 walks in his last 7 games.
  • RF Nick Castellanos is 11-for-29 in his 1st 7 games as a Cub.

Important Injuries (Cubs)

  • RHP Craig Kimbrel is on the 10-day IL, he’s out for the series.
  • C Willson Contreras is on the 10-day IL, he’s out for the series.
  • RHP Brandon Kintzler is on the 10-day IL, he’s out for the series.

Other Notes

  • The Cubs are 5-7 against Cincinnati this season. They are also 21-33 on the road. The Cubs look to hopefully get back on track against the Reds and with games on the road.

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