Game 32, 2011: Reds 5, Cubs 4

[Box Score]

[ESPN Chicago]

The Reds have won their third game in a row, their first winning streak since beginning 5-0.

The Reds are riding the wave of Jay Bruce’s recent hot streak. The Reds are proving what we thought would be the case, they’re going as Jay Bruce goes. And when he gets hot and the confidence is riding high, you rarely can find a way to consistently get him out and the home runs come in bunches. The blast yesterday at Wrigley was a 3-run bomb to right field the put the Reds ahead to stay.

The Reds got a big lift out of their bullpen yesterday after Edinson Volquez gave up four runs. Sam Lecure, Nick Masset, and Francisco Cordero combined to go the rest of the distance scoreless–Cordero earning his 5th save and lowering his ERA to 1.29. It’s been so far so good for Coco; and that’s a great thing because entering the season many Reds fans thought he was going to be the Achilles for this ballclub.

The Reds play today on FOX Saturday baseball, never a bad thing. And even though I don’t like the Cubbies, there aren’t many better Saturday ballgames to watch then one that takes place at Wrigley Field.

Top Plays:

Jay Bruce, Garza slider up in the zone, right field seats

With Coco Cordero, it’s never easy

Votto’s RBI single ends up being the difference


-I hate my homeowners association too.

-Happy Saturday everyone.