Another Day at the office for the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark as the Reds win 5-2 over the Cubs in front of 40,000 plus fans. Wake up, have some coffee, go down to the ballpark about 1:00. Take some BP, stretch and then get another W. The Reds are 18-6 at Great American Ballpark which is the best record in all of baseball. True, the Cubs are not the 1927 Yankees but regardless , the Reds are on a roll and they love the home cooking. Homer Bailey was solid for the Reds and got the win to go 3-3. Travis Wood pitched well for the Cubs until the 6th inning when the Reds rocked him and he took the loss and dropped to 4-3. Aroldis Chapman closed it out for his 12th save. There is no clear explanation for why the Reds are so good at home this year. The crowds have been nice but nothing unusual; the team is a little younger this year and maybe they are just more comfortable at home. The Reds do swing for the fences at home and rely more on the home run than most teams so that could be part of it. Whatever the reason, the Reds are clocking in at the Office, doing 3-4 hours of work and clocking out with the victories.
Vince Schmid Rockett