With games upcoming against the Blue Jays, the Reds in Cincinnati and the Phillies in Philadelphia, this would be a ideal time for the Cubs to make their move. Hendricks is 4-1 with a 3.81 ERA in nine starts against the Reds.
Although Cincinnati lost to the Chicago Cubs Monday night 15-5, the Reds certainly kept things interesting.
Cincinnati starter Asher Wojciehowski (3-2) appeared to settle down after a rough first inning, but couldn't get the final out in the fourth.
The Cubs plated two as Jay's triple to the right-field corner drove in Heyward for a 3-2 lead. The homer was his 22nd of the season, and it gave him home runs in consecutive games for the first time since August 22-23, 2016. The seventh back-to-back home runs, and third in the last four games between them two.
Scooter Gennett hit a two-run homer, his 20th, in the eighth for the Reds, who have five players with at least 20 home runs to tie a club record.
Mike Montgomery, who came in for Quintana, even joined in on the hitting surge.
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Montgomery didn't fare as well during the 8th as he did during the previous innings. Rizzo was 3-for-5 with a season-high five RBIs.
Kris Bryant has stepped up lately; especially in the absence of Willson Contreras. His season batting average has gone from.274 to.296 during the hitting streak. Recently, he went on Inside the Clubhouse on 670 The Score and criticized Wrigley Field. He also said that Votto's prowess at the plate may have limited the shift's effectiveness. It's just that simple.
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The Cubs claimed a 2-0 first-inning lead when Rizzo bounced a base hit to left to bring home Jay and Bryant.
Bryant's hot bat comes at the right time as the Cubs are without Willson Contreras for the foreseeable future.
Looks like the Cubs might have got the last laugh in this battle.