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Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds Preview, Friday 4/21, 6:10 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds Preview, Friday 4/21, 6:10 CT

The Cubs begin a series against a team they dominated last year. The Cubs picked up half a game on the division-leading Reds (that still doesn't sound right!) when Cincinnati lost to the Orioles Thursday night. Thus this game is a battle for first place. Hopefully the Cubs take over the top spot tonight and don't relinquish it the rest of the season. This weekend is also a homecoming for Kyle Schwarber, who is from the Cincinnati area: "It will be a lot of fun to see friends, family, the whole nine yards there," Schwarber said. "And I have a new nephew, so I get to see him. I'm really...
Red Reporter Apr 21, 2017
Reds vs. Cubs, Game 1: Preview/Predictions Thread

Reds vs. Cubs, Game 1: Preview/Predictions Thread

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs 7:10 PM ET Tim Adleman vs. Jon Lester The Cubs make their first visit to Great American Ball Park tonight for the start of a weekend series with the Redlegs. The pitching matchup looks... not great, on paper at least. With the majority of the Reds pitching staff nursing one ailment or another, Tim Adleman gets the call tonight as the Reds hope that he can provide not only quality innings, but a decent quantity of innings as well. He was very good against a surprisingly competent Brewers squad his last time out, pitching four innings in relief, allowing only...
Chicago Tribune Apr 21, 2017

Kyle Schwarber on Cubs' upcoming series in Cincinnati

Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber previews the upcoming series against the Reds in Cincinnati, near his hometown of Middletown, Ohio, on Friday, April 21, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Cincinnati.com Apr 21, 2017
Two of Billy Hamilton's three 2016 HRs came off of Jon Lester

Two of Billy Hamilton's three 2016 HRs came off of Jon Lester

The only Red to homer twice off of Cubs scheduled starter Jon Lester last season? Billy Hamilton.         
Red Reporter Apr 21, 2017
Series Preview: Chicago Cubs

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs

The Reds welcome the defending world champions to Great American Ball Park for a three-game series. Even after dropping two out of three to the Orioles, the Reds still find themselves in first-place in the NL Central. They'll look to get back to their winning ways on Friday. Unfortunately, it will be a tall task as they welcome the defending world champion Chicago Cubs to Great American Ball Park. The Cubs went 14-5 against the Reds in 2016, and they outscored Cincinnati 143-69 in those contests. That run of success included an April no-hitter from Jake Arrieta. Let's hope the Reds can...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 21, 2017
On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Reds Series Preview

On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Reds Series Preview

Last year, Great American Ball Park was one of Cubs hitters’ favorite places to play. Who knew? This is a battle for first place in the N.L. Central, as the Reds are off to a decent start at 9-7, while the Cubs begin this set half a game behind at 8-7. I asked Brandon Kraeling, manager of our SB Nation Reds site Red Reporter, to tell us a few things about his team. The Reds’ rebuild is finally starting its upswing, so Cubs fans will see a much different team than they’ve seen over the past few seasons. The stalwarts like Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce are gone, and players like Jose...
CBS Chicago Apr 21, 2017
Preview: Cubs-Reds

Preview: Cubs-Reds

Jon Lester opposes Tim Adleman tonight at Great American Ball Park.
Cincinnati.com Apr 21, 2017
No Reds, but Kyle Schwarber among top 20 selling MLB jerseys

No Reds, but Kyle Schwarber among top 20 selling MLB jerseys

There are no Reds among the top 20 selling MLB jerseys, but former Middletown High School standout Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs is No. 5 on the list.         
Cubs Insider Apr 21, 2017

Cubs vs Reds – Series Preview (Apr 21-23): TV and Game Info, Pitching Matchups, Insights

Well, that was a fun series against the Brewers, eh? Two late wins, including a walk-off, make for an exciting series. Let’s hope those same heroics are not needed when the Cubs head to the Great American Launchpad. They go into Cincinnati to face the National League Central division leading Cincinnati Reds, who lead the Cubs by … The post Cubs vs Reds – Series Preview (Apr 21-23): TV and Game Info, Pitching Matchups, Insights appeared first on Cubs Insider.
NoNoHitters.com Apr 21, 2017

One-year anniversary of the last MLB no-hitter

Today marks a full 365 calendar days since the last Major League Baseball no-hitter. On April 21, 2016, the Chicago Cubs’ Jake Arrieta no-hit the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night, less than eight months after throwing one against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Arrieta walked four and struck out six as the Cubs beat the Cincinnati …
The Cub Reporter Apr 21, 2017
Cubs @ Reds: Lester vs Adleman (Game 16)

Cubs @ Reds: Lester vs Adleman (Game 16)

CHC (8-7): LHP Jon Lester (0-0, 1.00) CIN (9-6*):  RHP Timothy Adleman (0-0, 2.25) First pitch: 6:10pmCST Lester, who jumps over Arrieta again, kept up his string of no-decisions on Sunday, despite another strong outing, this time against the Pirates (7 IP, 0 ER, 3K, 2 BB). Last season, he went 2-1 with a 3.03 in five starts against the Reds. Overall, they are 25-107 (.234) against him. Billy Hamilton is 6-10 with 2 HRs, and Votto is 7-24 with a HR. There will be steals.Tags: 2017 Season Game Thread

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