OSS: The sleepers have awakened
- The Cubs offense finally burst out of its shell today, and it was Willson Contreras who set the tone. He started the scoring with a solo shot in the first inning, and hit another shot in his next plate appearance.
- Kris Bryant also had a multi-homer day, and now has more home runs in 2021 than he had in all of 2020.
- The last of the Cubs six (!!) homers on the day were cranked by Javier Baez and David Bote. Overall the Cubs had 14 hits, including two doubles and a triple to make it a total of nine XBH.
- Since I’ve been too lazy to do postgames, I’ll just put the previous six games here. Today’s score is bigger than the Cubs offense’s combined run total of all of them.
- Shelby Miller came out to pitch in garbage time and got lit up once again. That said it’s not all that often when you can give up three runs and not move the WPA needle at all (dying laughing).
- Joc Pederson drew a couple of walks and scored two runs, but he was the only starter in the lineup with an oh-fer on hits. He’s looked pretty lost when the bat comes off his shoulder. So much for rolling spring training into the regular season.
The Cubs go for a series win tomorrow with Cyle on the mound. He’ll face Bryse Wilson on ESPN at 6:08 CT.