OSS: Three out of five ain’t bad.
- Jose Quintana gutted out seven innings and allowed just two runs, which was just what the bullpen needed after a couple of early hooks and a doubleheader in this series.
- Kyle Schwarber had the biggest hit in this game, a solo shot in the sixth inning that gave the Cubs the lead. This was after the Cubs had chased Mikolas, who the Cardinals pulled for a pinch hitter in the top of the sixth.
- Anthony Rizzo as a leadoff hitter in this series: 23 PA, 9H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 6 BB. Not too shabby.
- Jason Heyward had the most negative play of the game by WPA, a double play in the fifth with the score tied and runners on first and second.
- This fangraphs article on the Cubs rotation that I just saw.
- Luke Farrell is starting tomorrow due to the schedule crunch.