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A Tip of the Recap – 5/7 (Cubs 8, Nationals 5)

Cubs Record: 23-6 (1st in NL Central; 7.5 games ahead of Pittsburgh)

W: Warren (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K)

L: Solis (0.2 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K)

S: Rondon (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K)

MVP: Cubs batters with 2 outs

The wind was blowing in and it was a cool day, the kind of day at Wrigley where balls don’t normally travel very far and offenses don’t normally score a whole lot. Neither of those happened today. Fun fact: out of the 13 runs scored today, 8 of them were driven in with 2 outs.

The Good

Kris Bryant and his home run. He absolutely murdered a ball Saturday. It was an 0-2 fastball that was right down the middle of the plate and as straight as a razor’s edge, which is essentially the pitcher (Gio Gonzales in this instance) asking Kris to mash the ball. There was a 23 mph wind blowing in from left, but Kris Bryant doesn’t care about your puny wind, Mother Nature. The ball ended up traveling 423 feet and was deposited about halfway up the left field bleachers. I can’t fathom how far the ball would have …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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