OSS: Cubs bomb their way out of a mini losing streak
Three Four Five up:
- Kyle Schwarber's three run bomb in the fourth was the biggest play of the game. It broke a 2-2 tie and the Cubs never really looked back from there.
- Kris Bryant also had a nice day at the plate, homering in the first and following up War Bear's homer with a triple.
- Not to be outshined, Javy Baez also had a homer and triple on the day, and added two singles to boot. Today's onslaught brought his slash line up to .269/.315/.507, good for exactly 100 wRC+
- ????????????Jon Lester picked off a baserunner!????????????
- The Cubs got a no drama multi-inning relief outing from Edwards.
- By Grabthar's hammer, this game felt longer than yesterday's even with its rain delay. Lester and Hellickson are not fast workers, and were not getting any help at all from the home plate ump either. Lester threw a ton of pitches in the first, and yet again an opposing team scored in the opening frame. I know in the long run it doesn't really matter when in a start a run is scored, but it's always frustrating to see it happen in the first.
- The loser on the day WPA-wise was Heyward, who went 0-3 with a walk.
- The Cardinals won today.
Next up: Jake Arrieta takes on Jerad Eickhoff, who deserves to lose based on the spelling of his name alone, at 6:10 PM CT.