7-3 trip, Will you show up @ GABP?
This will have to be a short postgame post. I’m currently in a cab with John Fay trying to get to O’Hare for a flight that leaves in about 70 minutes. If traffic stinks, we could be hosed.
The 7-1 win over the Cubs meant a lot to the Reds. It gave them two of three in this series and was the right exclamation point for a 7-3 road trip.
Joey Votto was 4-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and two RBIs. Votto is hitting .373 with three homers and 15 RBIs for the season.
Aaron Harang had a nice seven-plus innings with one unearned run allowed. He’s 2-2 with a 2.00 ERA.
“I think it was more of a message to ourselves,” Votto said. “As long as the road trip was, to be able to finish it off on such a good note and being able to go home with a winning record, and especially beating the Cubs, was big for us as a whole.”
Besides sending the message within, did this win send a message to the NL Central? The Reds are 9-6 now. And — did it send a message to you? Are you more likely to show up at Great American Ball Park this weekend or next week because of this trip?
Discuss. I’m off for a couple of days and will be back on Monday.