Pedro Strop takes over the top spot as Javier Baez crashes to Earth.
It wasn’t quite as long between off days this time around. The Cubs have played nine games since we last paused to look at the bigger picture. If the weather cooperates, the next time we do so won’t be until July 2, after a string of 19 consecutive games. These nine games were a bit of good news, bad news. The Cubs did win five of nine, which is a perfectly fine result. But losing two out of three to wrap that stretch up against division rival Milwaukee Brewers was certainly not ideal. Certainly, after seven consecutive wins against the Brewers, you had to figure they were due for a counter punch. They are just too good a team to be continually held down. Still, I’m encouraged that in 11 games against the Cubs, the Brewers have scored just 16 runs. That’s a big part of the reason they’ve only won three games in the series.
As usual for an off day, we’ll have a mix of things to look at today. First and foremost, we check in on the cumulative standings for Heroes and Goats. …Read the Rest
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue