OSS: Cubs sweep away Beers.
- Jason Heyward had a big day, homering on the first pitch and hitting a RBI triple in his next PA. He also homered in Friday’s game, and his season line now sits at .276/.353/.472.
- Yu Darvish had another great outing, striking out eight beers against no walks and one Yelich solo shot in five innings. Darvish was pitching through an illness, maybe the same thing that sidelined Lester last week, but you can’t really tell from his line. Since the ASB, he has struck out 38 batters and walked just two, which is certainly a far cry from what the Cubs were getting earlier in the year. Now that his swagger is back he looks like the guy the Cubs paid him to be.
- Anthony Rizzo went 4-5, and continues to produce despite his strange relative homer outage that goes back to June.
Hard to complain about sweeping the beers. Would be nice to see more of this offense on the road, however.
I was on vacation so I didn’t get a chance to post my favorite Brewers-related pic:
Next up: The A’s (64-48) come to Wrigley for a three game set. They’re a solid team, so hopefully the Cubs home cooking keeps its magic going.