OSS: Cubs take two of three on the road against their biggest playoff competition, and now lead by four games in the loss column.
- Ths Cubs scored their first two runs on a two-out rally in the sixth, keyed by a Willson Contreras infield single. As I was listening to it I was thinking that it felt like the kind of inning that has tended to happen *to* the Cubs this year, not the other way around.
- Victor Caratini hit his first major league home run to put the Cubs back in the lead. For his sake, at least he got it in before the Cubs traded for another catcher (probably, as I write this).
- Lackey coughed up a two run homer just after the Cubs managed to score, but this start definitely exceeded expecations. Lackey's final line was 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB 7 K. I'll take that out of a fifth starter, at least.
- It was a very rough night for Ben Zobrist, who struck out three times and was shown so little respect that the Brewers intentionally walked Javier Baez to get to him in the ninth.
- Javy's swings were so bad yesterday that they broke the space-time continuum, in order to ensure that they showed up in this recap as well.
- Justin Wilson's numbers are pretty good, but given how the Tigers pen has been a dumpster fire for what feels like the last decade it's going to be hard to shake my subconsious wtf at this.
Next up: The Cubs have a day off, then square off with the Dbacks at Wrigley. Lester takes on Patrick Corbin, who I hope I don't call Barry Corbin at some point this week, in the opener.