The Cubs made old friend Matt Garza work, and a minimal number of bullpenners held down the Brewers bats all game. That’s basically exactly what you wanted to see in game one of the doubleheader, no?

Mike Montgomery threw a couple scoreless, Hector Rondon threw a scoreless 8th, and with the game no longer a save situation come the 9th, Joe Smith finished things out as Aroldis Chapman watched from the bullpen walked two batters (with the only out he recorded coming on a rocket to third base) and forced Chapman into the game to finish things out.


It was all set up, of course, by a huge, five-inning fill-in start by Trevor Cahill, who pitched well, played defense, and even bunted in a run …

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