Shutout by the Cubs

The Reds have rolled the Cubs so much the past two seasons that losses like Monday’s 2-0 blanking at the hands of Chicago and Travis Wood stick out like a sore thumb. It was the first time the Reds were shut out by the Cubs since Aug. 19, 2008, snapping a streak of 86 games with at least one run scored against them.

Some quick notes:

*The game came down to a pair of solo homers allowed by Bronson Arroyo, who hung a changeup to Ryan Sweeney in the second inning and made a decent fastball offering to Luis Valbuena in the third. After that, Arroyo retired 14 of 16.

*Jay Bruce received his single-season career best 12th assist of the night when Dioner Navarro singled and was caught in a rundown between first and second base after the throw from right field was cutoff.

*Zach Cozart hit two doubles and extended his career-best hit streak to 14 games.

*Shin-Soo Choo was plunked in the back by Travis Wood in the third inning — his 25th hit-by-pitch of the season and a new club record.

For more on tonight, click here to read my game story on Reds.com/MLB.com.

2 Comments

Hats off to former Red Travis Wood….. Hopefully today’s Chicago winds will be blowing out for Bruuuuuuuuce…..

I think Mr. Cozart has figured a few things out…
Month of July – .230/.258/.333/.591
Month of August – .282/.326/.400/.726
Month of September (through 9th) – .361/.378/.417/.795

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