OSS: There’s nothing like Bronson Arroyo and the wind blowing out at Wrigley to wake up an offense.
- The Cubs ‘only’ hit four home runs in this game, but somehow it felt like there were a lot more. Of all of them, Kyle Schwarber’s bomb into the back rows of the RF bleachers was the most impressive, and it snapped a 0-17 streak. Russell and Rizzo also homered their way out of slumps, and Ian Happ added his second homer of his big league career.
- The biggest play of the game could have been even bigger than it was. Willson Contreras hit a bases loaded ground rule double in the first inning that got stuck in the vines, scoring two instead of three.
- John Lackey pitched 5.1 innings, giving up three runs. On a night like tonight, anything less than six runs felt like a success.
- The only Cubs starter in the lineup without a hit today was Javier Baez, whose season line stands at .228/.264/.430. His glove hasn’t quite been enough to paper over some of that this year, but maybe a little time off once Zobrist gets a little healthier might help him out.
His double play partner hasn’t looked all …Read the Rest
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