Coming off the exciting series win over the rival Milwaukee Brewers thanks to the heroics of Jason Heyward and Alec Mills, the Cubs seemed primed for a letdown. When Jeremy Jeffress blew the save in game one, it seemed like the stage was set for the Cubs to go back to their mediocre play that has marred the second half of this strange 2020 season. Still, this resurgent squad showed up, and the end result of the two-game series was a sweep (and a season series sweep to boot).
It’s been a frustrating week for the Cubs, and the outfield trio of Kyle Schwarber, Ian Happ, and Jason Heyward apparently decided to take it out on Reds pitching. They combined for six home runs, driving in all ten Cubs runs as the Northsiders earned a series split.