OSS: Cubs finally score more runs than they allow.
1. Kyle Schwarber went 3-3 with a HR and a walk. If only he stopped doing so much god damn charity work, he might have went 4 for 3, right Alvin?
2. Kris Bryant hit a 3-run bomb and silenced all of Cubs RISP Twitter. I get the impression that people understand SSS when it's over a short period of time, but absolutely do not understand it when it's over a long period of time or with infrequent trials.
3. Jose Quintana has earned my respect with 7 innings of 2-run ball. I'll have to come up with a new nickname.
1. So Justin Wilson may not make the postseason roster, should it come to that. In what was the world's clearest "throw strikes" scenario, Wilson couldn't get the ball over the plate. He was staked 6 runs and did not get through the inning. He injured; either physically, mentally, or both.
2. With the bases loaded in the first inning and one away, Ian Happ grounded into a double play. He redeemed himself with a HR later on in the game, but that really hurt. He also struck out with men on first and second and two out.
3. I think I pick on Joe Maddon a little too much, but when Baez doubled in the 6th after Quintana was at a hundred pitches you just knew that he was batting for himself and you were going to be frustrated. It worked out in this instance, but the process was poor. Rosters are expanded and you don't need your pitcher to get through the 7th (though with this bullpen, maybe you do!).
7:05 PM CST, WGN/670 the Score
Fatt Harvey (5.82 ERA, really really sucks) vs Jon Lester (4.35 ERA, hopefully doesn't injure himself)
Will the Cubs Win?
If you can't beat Matt Harvey, then you really, really, really don't deserve to make the playoffs. Fun fact about Harvey: he's horrible. He might not be able to start for the Reds.