The Cubs are finally coming off a road series we can all feel good about. Believe it or not, they just recorded their first road sweep of the season. It’s been a long time coming and the only thing we can all hope for — or pray, as the case may be — is that the Cubs have finally found the elixir to break out of their funk.
Part of that comes from having the same guys out there each game and having them all hitting. Ben Zobrist is playing second and leading off, with Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, and Willson Contreras following. Kyle Schwarber gets his first start of the second half in left and Ian Happ mans center and bats sixth.
Then the Cubs have Jason Heyward and Javy Baez, who is playing shortstop as Addison Russell sits. That latter move is about giving Russell’s shoulder a little rest to make sure he keeps swinging the bat like he has been of late.
Jon Lester has been having quite a hard time lately doing anything other than give up lots of runs in very short order. In his last two outings, Lester has surrendered a robust 16 runs in 5 2/3 …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider