OSS: Cyle and Kyle eke out a Cubs win.
- Kyle Hendricks had a Cyle Hendricks performance, pitching seven innings with no runs and no walks allowed. He struck out five and allowed just four hits (IIRC, all with two outs). This is the third game in a row where a Cubs starting pitcher has faced at least one batter in the seventh inning, which is great to see.
- Kyle Schwarber provided all of the offense with a laser shot to right field in the sixth inning, which was all the Cubs needed. War Bear's batting line is now .286/.398/.629 with seven HRs, good for a 192 wRC+.
- Javy Baez and Albert Almora brought their gloves in this one. Both had spectacular catches – Almora on a shot to the wall in CF and Javy on a liner off the bat of Braun that he speared over his head.
- Still no Kris Bryant in the lineup. He took BP today, and hopefully he'll feel well enough to play soon. I wish the Cubs had just put him on the mini-DL for concussions anyway.
- The Cardinals bullpen walked in the go-ahead run in extras, but they still beat the Mets.
- I had hiccups for about 6 hours today, so that sucked.
Next up: Brent Suter takes on Yu Darvish at 1:20 PM tomorrow. Hopefully Darvish keeps the seventh inning streak going.