TSS: Cubs get some hits with runners in scoring position? What sorcery is this?
- On a day when the wind was howling out, the Cubs scored seven runs without a home run. Coomer claimed it was 45 mph winds but I'm guessing that was jsut gusts. The biggest hit of the day was Kyle Schwarber's two-run single that put the Cubs ahead in the second inning. Scott Feldman continues to provide value for the Cubs franchise.
- Kyle Hendricks gave up two runs in six innings, which was pretty great given the conditions. One of those two runs was a wind-aided homer by Cozart that would have been an out on pretty much every other day of the year. His velocity was also apparently looking more Cyle-like too which was good to see.
Ben Zobrist was back from his non-DL stint and had a nice day, going 2-3 with a double and a walk and leading the team in WPA.
3b. The Cardinals blew a big early lead and lost in extras.
- Not a great outing for Mike Montgomery and Pedro Strop. Monty got two quick outs before issuing two singles and a walk, followed by Strop giving up a two run double to make things a little more interesting.
- I'll take the win, but games ending on a flimsy challenge are kind of lame. I guess the umps had somewhere else to be.
- Not much else to complain about, so I'll put the fact that Gwar is still a thing here.
Next up: Cubs go for the sweep with Jon Lester on the mound against Amir Garrett. Garrett has been kind of okay in six starts for the Reds, which probably makes him their second best starter.