If you find .500, the Cubs are certain to be close by.
At risk for falling two games under .500, the Cubs won today against the Reds, ensuring that their season-long love affair with a .500 record could continue apace.
In all seriousness, this was a good win for the Cubs, who not only got a couple homers from Ian Happ and another from Anthony Rizzo, they also got a three-hit day from Javy Baez, a two-hit day from Addison Russell, and, most importantly, a fantastic start from Jake Arrieta.
After Arrieta’s best start in a long time in Miami, he was plagued by stolen bases and inconsistency in his last outing in Washington. It was very good, then, to see him so easily handle a good Reds lineup today, allowing just one hit and two walks over seven scoreless innings.
About the only thing you didn’t like to see was Justin Grimm and Koji Uehara making things too interesting in the 8th inning.
The Cubs head into tomorrow’s off-day on a one-game winning streak! Yup, I said it.