OSS: Kyle Schwarber had a big day.
- ərber had eleven total bases on the day, courtesy of two home runs and a triple that just missed going over the fence. Aside from the fact that he was crushing it in general, it was great to see that two of those shots were to left field. He had been pulling the ball like crazy before his demotion, now he's looking more like the Schwarber of old.
- Jon Lester had a solid outing, allowing two solo home runs and five total baserunners in seven innings. Aside from the whole lack of first inning runs thing, it feels like the biggest difference from the first half is that the Cubs starters are going deeper into games again. Well, the good ones at least.
- Willson Contreras continues to be white-hot, reaching base three times and scoring twice in this game.
- Uehara struggled a bit while mopping things up in the ninth, giving up a solo shot to Abreu. He's given up runs (all on homers) in three of his last six outings.
- Jon Jay had a rough day on offense, striking out three times and getting hit in the helmet in his only other PA. This was promptly followed up by a TOOTBLAN.
- The Cubs don't have four more games against this squad.
Next up: The Cubs head to Wrigley North to face the Brew Crew. It's nice to see this long quasi homestand as a balance to the stretch in June where the Cubs had just three home games in a span of three weeks.