OSS: The Cubs offense takes its next steps to opening their own insurance agency.
- The Cubs offense continued its trend of piling on late in games, scoring four runs in the last two innings to turn this from a nailbiter to a comfortable margin of victory. I’m too lazy to go back and look for it, but I seem to recall Len and JD throwing a graphic up showing that the Cubs had scored the most runs in the league after the seventh inning on the young season. I don’t know if this was one of the mysterious “things we need to fix that have been lingering for years” that David Ross has supposedly brought back to the fore, but it’s certainly nice to see.
- The Royals managed to cluster a few singles against Darvish’s fastball in an inning or two, but he emerged mostly unscathed and finished the day with seven innings and just one run allowed. The Cubs starting pitching and defense has been on point so far.
- The insurance runs were great, but so was the bullpen today. Jeffress and Rea combined for two scoreless innings with three strikeouts and no hits or walks.
- I got nothin’ to complain about here. The Cubs are beating up on a bad team, which is what they should be doing.
Next up: The Cubs go for the four-game quasi-sweep and their seventh win in a row. The resurgent Tyler Chatwood faces Brad Keller at 6:07 PM CT.