Cubs 13, Cardinals 5

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OSS: Cubs bomb their way out of a slump.

Three up:

  1. Kris Bryant broke his month-long homerless streak with a bomb to LF in the third inning. It’s one of the stranger slumps you’ll see – Bryant was merely above average while he was scuffling. He add two more RsBI with a single in the Cubs rally in the fifth and a sac fly with the bases clogged later in the game.
  2. Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ also went yard in this game, and Almora, Rizzo, and Russell all had three hits. It was a team effort in this beatdown against one of the (now formerly) top ten guys in the league by ERA.
  3. Jon Lester had yet another solid outing, allowing just two runs in six innings and walking just one. According to the gun that Coomer saw he was also hitting 92-93 with his fastball, which is especially nice to see.

Three down:

  1. Brewers win, thanks a lot Jake, jeez.
  2. Willie was the only starter without a hit, though he did draw a walk.
  3. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a WPA line like Russell’s – he was 3-4 with a walk, three runs scored, and an RBI and had a -0.15 WPA on the day. This is due to his lone out being a flyout to RF that doubled off Javy, who was stealing on the pitch so tough luck for everyone there.

Next up: Kyle Hendricks takes on Carlos Martinez at 7:15 PM CT. Somehow I don’t think their stuff is that similar.

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  1. andcounting

    It’s kinda weird that the Cubs basically have only three everyday players and only two bench players. Schwarber, Baez, Russell, Zobrist, Almora, Heyward, and Happ play pretty close to every day but not quite. That’s weird, right?

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  2. andcounting

    I swear Javy is just playing rock, paper, scissors and thinks it’s cheating to take a peek at what the other person is throwing.

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