OSS: Cubs cruise to the easy win we’ve been waiting to see.
- Jameson Taillon (?!) had a solid start, striking out seven and shutting out the Rockies for six innings. There were a few walks in there but more importantly, few meatballs.
- Seiya Suzuki continued his hot second half of the season, going 3-4 with a homer, three RsBI, and two runs scored. In the second half of the season, he has a .298/.356/.556 slash line, good for a .380 wOBA and a 141 wRC+.
- Jared Young proved Ross’s faith in him today, I guess, by hitting a booming two run homer in the sixth to give the bullpen some much needed insurance runs.
- The Marlins were blown out by the Beers, so the Cubs are back in the lead for the last playoff spot
- Jeimer Candelario may be back very soon
1. Still lots of head scratching over PCA and Canario not getting starts, but I guess it worked out today.
2-9: Pretty much all of the last week, oy.
Next up: The Cubs, now in sole posession of the last wild card spot, will ‘start’ Marcus Stroman against 90s JRPG NPC Chris Flexen at 1:20 PM CT.