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Cubs 7, Cardinals 2

OSS: Three out of five ain’t bad.

Three up:

  1. Jose Quintana gutted out seven innings and allowed just two runs, which was just what the bullpen needed after a couple of early hooks and a doubleheader in this series.
  2. Kyle Schwarber had the biggest hit in this game, a solo shot in the sixth inning that gave the Cubs the lead. This was after the Cubs had chased Mikolas, who the Cardinals pulled for a pinch hitter in the top of the sixth.
  3. Anthony Rizzo as a leadoff hitter in this series: 23 PA, 9H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 6 BB. Not too shabby.

Three down:

  1. Jason Heyward had the most negative play of the game by WPA, a double play in the fifth with the score tied and runners on first and second.
  2. This fangraphs article on the Cubs rotation that I just saw.
  3. Luke Farrell is starting tomorrow due to the schedule crunch.

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