Winning trip assured
Wednesday’s 3-0 win over the Cubs was huge for the Reds. At 6-3 on the trip, it guarantees going home with an above .500 record on the 10-game journey through Milwaukee, Houston and Chicago. Another win on Thursday also means three-straight series wins.
Cueto was sensational with seven scoreless innings and four singles allowed. He had just two Ks but the big key was he didn’t walk anyone and didn’t nibble. He was aggressive and threw 108 pitches overall.
- Brandon Phillips snapped his 0-for-22 skid with two hits.
- Cueto was 2-for-2 with a bunt single in the rally that led to the first run in the third.
- Jay Bruce has homers on back-to-back nights.
Quick turnaround for Thursday as the Reds try for a 7-3 trip and two of three at Wrigley.
Baker on Cueto:
“He pitched outstanding. That’s what we needed too. We got our bullpen straight. That’s what we hoped for in the game.
“He had electric stuff tonight. No walks, that’s the key. He kept the same tempo and same velocity throughout the ballgame. He stopped a very good hitting team over there.”
“We have to do that all year. We’re going to win with pitching and defense. It’s been a long time since this early in the season we’ve seen so few runs and still be winning ballgames. That’s what pitching does. It lets your hitting catch up and we’re going to score runs.”
“I think the good thing about it is nobody is shocked. We expected this out of ourselves. I expect us to come out and take this series tomorrow and have a 7-3 road trip.”