That there was a sweep with authority.
With a sweep of the Brewers followed immediately by a sweep at the hands of the Pirates, we’re reminded not so much that the Cubs have a long way to go – they do, and we knew that – but instead we’re reminded of the inherent swings in the game of baseball, and its long, long seasons. Enjoy the good stuff, but just don’t let yourself get carried away by the highs, lest you be miserable in the lows. That’s free advice right there.
Eric Jokisch made his big league debut in relief of a strikingly ineffective Travis Wood, and pitched 4.1 solid innings, doing what he does. Javier Baez had another really, really tough game.
Here was a bright spot …