Hey, that’s a nice little winning streak, eh? The Cubs have now won four in a row after losing six in a row last week. (Why’d you have to say that second part, Brett?)
The Cubs, it seems, do already have a sixth starter in the rotation. It’s just that he “starts” on the same day as the fifth starter.
After Eddie Butler gave the Cubs 5.2 solid innings tonight against the Marlins, Mike Montgomery took over from there, finishing the game out. It looked like a minor league piggyback start, and it worked very well, as Montgomery offers a completely different look and style from Butler. The Marlins looked completely off-balance against him. And hey, by the way, no walks for Montgomery tonight!
Kris Bryant gave the Cubs their first two runs, homering off of his best friend, Dan Straily. The Cubs’ other run came courtesy of an Albert Almora rocket into the seats (which followed Willson Contreras and Jason Heyward blasts that got knocked down by the wind).