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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Reds 4 – July 9, 2014

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That’d be six losses in a row for the Cubs, and that streak is not tethered to any event that happened in the recent past. Don’t do it.


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Dallas Beeler didn’t have the same command he showed in his debut against the Nationals, and his skill set is such that, if he’s not hitting his spots – let alone walking guys – he’s not going to succeed. So it was for him tonight. It wasn’t a disastrous outing or anything, but it wasn’t the best example of what he can do.

As for the other youngster, Arismendy Alcantara had a forgettable debut at the plate, with a couple decent at bats, but nothing to show for it (and a couple strikeouts). He made a few nice plays in the field, though, which was good to see at second base. He looked perfectly comfortable there – not that that is unexpected, since he’s a natural shortstop who’s been working at second for the better part of a year now.

At least Anthony Rizzo had a huge game on the eve of the Final Vote thing actually counting on Twitter (if you tweet #VoteRizzo tomorrow from 9am to 3pm CT, it counts as a vote).


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Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.