The Cubs had just four hits yesterday despite the Kris-Bryant-led outburst of seven runs. I mention that because, again today, the Cubs’ offense was largely muted. There’s nothing new there, but the longer the struggles go on, the more notable it becomes. And the Cubs start a four-game set with the Cardinals tomorrow.
HOWEVER, the Cubs’ pitching was once again fantastic, which means the Cubs won a low-scoring affair. (Was Jason Motte’s strike three pitch to end the game actually ball four to bring the tying run to the plate? Yup. But the Cubs got jobbed on quite a few calls earlier in the game, so we’ll call that evening out.)
It all started with the starter …