Cubs Game Notes For Monday vs. Cincinnati
* The Reds were pummeled, 12-1, by Washington yesterday, dropping three of four over the weekend at Nationals Park, and losing for the sixth time in their last seven games overall. Cincinnati has allowed 10+ runs 12 times in 2016 – second most in MLB (Rockies – 13).
* Chicago lost 14-3 to the Mets at Citi Field Sunday, getting swept four straight over the weekend in New York by a combined score of 32-11. The Cubs have allowed 10+ runs twice in their last three games (just once in first 78 games of the season).
* Including a three-game sweep earlier this season at Wrigley Field, the Cubs are 9-1 versus the Reds in 2016, outscoring Cincinnati by a combined 55 runs (87-32) in those contests. The Reds are the only team other than the Mets to score 10 or more runs versus the Cubs this year (won 13-5 on April 23).
* Cody Reed allowed seven runs (all earned) in just 4.0 IP last Wednesday against the Cubs, taking the loss, and dropping to 0-2 with a 12.00 ERA in his last two starts. Reed is one of seven different rookies to start at least one game for the Reds in 2016 – most of any team in baseball.
* Kyle Hendricks went 6.2 innings and allowed just two runs five days ago versus the Reds, beating Cody Reed, and improving to 2-0 with a 1.53 ERA in his last three outings. Hendricks is 1-0 with a 2.65 ERA in three career starts against Cincinnati at Wrigley Field.
* Kris Bryant (61) and Anthony Rizzo (61) have combined for 122 RBI in 2016 – most of any two NL teammates. Jay Bruce (60) and Adam Duvall (58) have combined for 118 RBI this year, second most of any NL teammate duo.