OSS: Max Scherzer tries to strike everybody out.
- Addison Russell tied this game at 1 despite Max Scherzer's outstanding start. It was easily the Cubs top WPA play of the game and the second best on the day. It was a great at-bat for Russell against Scherzer before he hit the home run to break up the perfect game, no-hitter and shutout.
- Anthony Rizzo had the only other hit in this game. He was 1-3 with a strikeout.
- Jason Heyward nearly made one of the greatest plays I've ever seen in the 6th inning. The Cubs had just tied it and Wilson Ramos went deep, but Heyward had it in his glove before it bounced out. It was game over at that point.
- Kyle Hendricks gave the lead up right after the team tied it, but it wasn't a terrible start. He was great through 5 and terrible in the 6th.
- Dexter Fowler was 0-4 with 3 strikeouts. He didn't look good in this game. I wouldn't mind seeing him get the day off tomorrow with Albert Almora starting in CF.
- Justin Grimm didn't allow a run in 1.2 innings, but he gave up 3 hits and he walked a batter.