OSS: Well, that sucked.
- The Cubs meat grinder got going early, sending seven batters to the plate against a clearly out-of-sorts Rich Hill in the second inning. He was over 40 pitches by the end of it plus half a hundred pickoff throws on noted base purloiner Anthony Rizzo, and the Cubs felt on schedule to do some damage. It just never materialized after that.
- Kris Bryant had two hits on the day, the only Cub who seemed to have an answer for Rich Hill.
- I thought Justin Grimm looked pretty sharp coming out of the pen.
Three thousand down
I don’t even want to enumerate things. The Cubs bats were just ice cold this whole game, and the Cubs did not get much help from the home plate umpire, who I think was the model that they used to produce the giant heads mod on Goldeneye 64. Javy made a few mistakes in the field, pinch hitters might not have been used effectively, outfielders can’t communicate again. Blah. Go get them tomorrow fellas.