OSS: Cubs sweep the Brewers out of Chicago with stellar pitching and defense.
- Tyler Chatwood had his best game on the mound as a Cub today, shutting out the Brewers over seven innings with just two hits and three walks, striking out four. He even helped himself with an RBI single in the fifth inning. All told, the Cubs starters gave up zero earned runs in 27 innings in this series.
- Addison Russell had the biggest hit of the day, a leadoff triple in the fifth that led to the Cubs first and eventual winning run. He also singled in the Cubs mini-rally in the second inning that was ended by a bases clogged groundout by Chatwood and knocked in the second run on a sac fly in the sixth that I missed due to connection issues :|. Now that more Cubs bats have heated up a bit and the Cubs don't desparately need Zobrist's bat in the lineup, some of that Machado talk could cool off a bit.
- Morrow and Edwards shut the door once again. Their combined line on the season: 23.1 IP, 13 H, 1 R, 8 BB, 32 K, 0.39 ERA. Not too shabby.
Three Zero down:
I'm not going to complain about anything following a four game sweep of a division rival.
Next up: The Cubs face off with the Rockies again in a three game series. It kicks off with Kyle Freeland taking on Jon Lester at 6:05 CT tomorrow.