After playing 12 of their first 15 games against teams who made the postseason last year, the Reds get a reprieve this weekend when they play the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Here are several reasons why this weekend's series in the Windy City figures to be a successful one for Bryan Price's club.
+ The Reds have won 17 of 20 meetings at Wrigley Field since the beginning of the 2012 season. This includes winning 15 of the last 16 at the "Friendly Confines."
+ The combination of Joey Votto, Todd Frazier, Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce and Zack Cozart have combined to bash 10 home runs, 27 doubles, and 60 RBI in Cincy's last 20 games at Wrigley.
+ In 2013, the Reds went 14-5 overall versus Chicago in their 19 meetings.
+ The Cubs are currently riding an 18-inning scoreless drought after being shutout in both games of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Yankees.
+ Chicago is currently riding a four-game losing skid and is 4-10 overall.
Stats courtesy of ESPN Stats & Info