OSS: Cubs win a game on the….road?
- Ian Happ is certainly making the most of his call up. He had his second four RBI game in a row, and already has three homers in his 13 games in the bigs.
- The Cubs other new acquisitions had big days, with Jonathan Lucroy going 3-5 with a double and two RBI, while Nick Castellanos went 3-4 with two solo home runs.
- Tyler Chatwood had another solid long relief outing, striking out six in three shutout innings. He’s actually been useful this season, though by fWAR he still grades out as replacement level. I guess that’s still a big step forward from last year.
- Cole Hamels just didn’t have it tonight, giving up eight hits and two walks in just three innings.
- The Cubs offense was rolling today, so Jason Heyward’s line of 1-5 looks a little meh by comparison. I like the idea of moving him to the leadoff spot but doing so against lefties is a little questionable.
- The Brewers and Cardinals couldn’t lose tonight.
Next up: Yu Darvish takes on Trevor Bauer and his drone fleet at 6:10 PM CT.