OSS: Cubs mount a late comeback to eke out a win.
- The Cubs came back in the top of the ninth against erstwhile Cubs hurler Arodys Vizcaino, thanks to a hustle double by Almora and run scoring hits by Addy and Zobrist to tie and lead the game, respectively. To be technically correct, the best kind of correct, Zobrist’s go-ahead single had a bigger WPA than his more famous double from a few years back that you may have heard of.
- Yu Darvish was okay in this one, striking out five in four innings and allowing two walks and a solo shot to Inciarte. He left with some leg cramping after throwing only 61 pitches, and the Cubs were probably taking it easy after his trip to the “DL”.
- The bullpen was solid in relief of Darvish’s short outing, allowing one run and just two hits over five innings. Said run was given up by Edwards to Ronald Acuna, who might be good at baseball.