Cubs bats shutdown by Brewers pitching as series evens.
It has been fun watching the Cubs shut down the Brewers bats so completely this year. It is easy to get spoiled by that. The Brewers are a good team, though, and they were unlikely to continue to go quietly. Finally, after nine games in the season series previously and just one walkoff win, the Brewers won convincingly. There wasn’t a lot of offense by either team last night, but the Brewers bunched their hits and walks just well enough to turn seven hits and three walks into four runs. On a night when Brewers pitching held the Cubs to just two hits and two walks, that was an ample amount of runs.
Confidence is a powerful tool in sports. As Cubs fans, we’ve seen several examples this year. There was April Javier Baez and now there is post-concussion Jason Heyward. The absence of confidence has that same Javy Baez looking lost at the plate right now. It comes and goes throughout the season. You always hope you have enough guys riding a hot streak to cover for the guys who are running bad. I saw it Monday night …Read the Rest
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue