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2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 65

Cubs suffer second consecutive shutout at the hands of Brewers

I think it is important to start with the good. Mike Montgomery allowed just one run in six innings getting his fourth start yesterday. Mike is going to make it extremely difficult on Joe Maddon and the front office if they think they are going to just send him back to the bullpen when Yu Darvish is ready to return from the disabled list. Obviously, Yu has the kind of pedigree that you have to work him into the rotation when he’s ready to go, despite the struggles he’s had as a Cub. Tyler Chatwood has been a mess throughout 2018 and I have to imagine the Cubs will have to consider pulling him from the rotation when Yu returns in a few weeks. This isn’t a decision for today and these things have a tendency to work themselves out, but certainly he is forcing them to consider that decision making. Perhaps one of the things Chatwood is fighting is some kind of tendinitis or back strain? If so, might be an opportune time to get him a little time off and reset?

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