OSS: The final score is what it is, but it would be great if the path wasn't always so difficult to get there.
- Despite not starting the game, Willson Contreras was the Cubs WPA leader by far in this game thanks to a go-ahead two run double in the sixth, followed by some ballsy baserunning that WPA doesn't account for to extend the lead.
- Jason Heyward follows him up in WPA thanks to an RBI single earlier in that inning. Heyward also came around to score on a walk earlier this game, and had more hard hit contact on his outs as well. Thank DeRosa this seems to be working out so far.
- The bullpen was okay, I guess. Rondon gave up a run, but for the past week or so they've been pretty lights out. Especially compared to some of the results from the starters.
- *extremely Jerry Seinfeld voice* What's the deal with all these first inning runs? It has gotten to the point where it's so predictable that it is kind of funny. The final score doesn't really care when you score your runs, but it makes things a little more frustrating to watch, for sure.
- Addison Russell was the only Cubs starting position player without a hit, and naturally was also the WPA trailer in this game.
- I only had the game on radio on and off until the end, but it sounded like another rough night for Zobrist in RF. I love me some JavyTag but they might want to limit these starts going forward.
Next up: Cubs go for the series win tomorrow at 1:20 pm CT. Lackey takes on Zach Eflin, then the Yankees come to town.