Another one-run, come-from-behind win for the Cubs. Who is this team?
Edwin Jackson labored through five innings (110 pitches), allowing five hits and five walks. The four runs weren’t entirely his fault, as three of them came after/as-a-result-of an ugly booted ball by Starlin Castro. That also drove up Jackson’s pitch count early, which probably didn’t help him down the road. Still, he was missing his spots a fair bit, and, although he had good velocity, he didn’t seem as crisp as last time out.
Castro made up for the error with a couple timely hits, and the Cubs wound up coming back on the Mets from a three-run deficit, taking the lead in the bottom of the fifth. The bullpen made that slim lead hold up, and the Cubs beat the Mets. They’ve already won the series! How about that?