Well, they can’t all be brilliant starts. Jason Hammel gave up a crazy number of hits in this one, and, although they weren’t all hit hard, enough of ‘em were. One of those was a homer by, who else, Andrew McCutchen that was almost robbed by Chris Coghlan. If he catches the ball, maybe the game goes entirely differently.
As it was, the Cubs got a nice game from Luis Valbuena and the bullpen, but it was a loss.