It’s been a frustrating week for the Cubs, and the outfield trio of Kyle Schwarber, Ian Happ, and Jason Heyward apparently decided to take it out on Reds pitching. They combined for six home runs, driving in all ten Cubs runs as the Northsiders earned a series split.
Cubs 5, Reds 6: A new day, a new way for the Cubs to find ways to beat themselves. Bad Craig Kimbrel reared his not-so-pretty head, and the Cubs blew a win they absolutely couldn’t afford to give away in this short season.
The Cubs never trailed in this one, getting six shut-out innings from Yu Darvish and just enough offense for the win. Jeremy Jeffress pitched a workman’s seventh for the save.
Today, Austin Bloomberg and Benjamin J. Denen are joined by Aldo Soto as we discuss Jason Heyward sitting and the Cubs response as well as the recent struggles the Cubs have faced on the field. We also take a look at potential trade targets for the Cubs and potential in-house solutions.
This is a bit of a difficult post-game article for this writer to pen. It has nothing to do with the final score or the way the game was played. The country I call home […]
Adbert Alzolay pitched five strong innings, and David Bote’s clutch 2-RBI single in the seventh propelled the Cubs to the series win. Craig Kimbrel picked up his first save of the season.
Matt Carpenter’s grand slam in the first is too much to overcome as the Cubs are held to just two hits.
The Cubs beat the Cardinals 6-3 behind home runs by Ian Happ and Kyle Schwarber.
Game four of the series felt a lot like games three and four. The Cubs had a lead then coughed it up. It was their second consecutive day where they squandered early three-run leads. The offense had its moments, but it also had a metric ton of strikeouts: fifty-three total whiffs in four games.
The Cubs couldn’t make the most of their opportunities early, and the Brewers outscored the Cubbies 2-1 in the 10th inning to earn at worst, a series split.