The Cubs were 5-12 when they rode in to Cincinnati for last night’s game, but it still took the Reds 13 innings to beat them. The Cubs got to Mike Leake early on and had a 2-0 lead by the middle of the third. Jay Bruce led off the seventh with his first home run of the season, which was followed up later by Jack Hannahan tripling in Chris Heisey to tie it up. But regulation play wouldn’t be enough to break the tie.
I started drifting in and out of sleep around the eleventh. When Luis Valbuena hit a 2-run bomb off Alfredo Simon in the top of the thirteenth, we finally decided that sleep was more important than the game. It was our loss, though, because Xavier Paul singled, Brandon Phillips doubled, Jay Bruce doubled them both in to tie it up, and finally Cesar Izturis singled in Bruce to put this one in the win column for the Reds.
There’s more action against the Cubbies tonight at 7:10 p.m. Tony Cingrani (LHP, 1-0, 1.80 ERA) takes on facial hair that’s older than him on Carlos Villanueva (RHP, 1-0, 1.29 ERA).
Considering that Jay “The Streak” Bruce got his first home run of the season last night but it was his double that tied up the game in the thirteenth, it might be a more interesting question to discuss what Bruce is or isn’t paid to do. But that’s just not the name of the Tumblr.
If you haven’t been out to Things Joey Votto isn’t paid to do today, you’ll want to check in one more time before you forget what it was ever in reference to in the first place.
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Johnny Cueto started throwing again yesterday, and he’s reporting no pain from the strained lat that put him on the DL. Sean Marshall is also coming along; he pitched one hitless inning with AAA Louisville last night. He struck out 2.