The Cubs dropped a 17-spot on the Phillies last night, but, just as it is with a bad loss, it counts for only one game.
Meanwhile, out in LA, the Brewers shut out the Dodgers 3-0 as Zach Davies allowed just three hits and no walks through seven innings, while striking out seven. He’s got that Kyle Hendricks potential.
The Brewers remain 3.0 games behind the Cubs in the Central.
The Cardinals also won to stay 4.5 games out, beating the Rays 6-4 on a two-run walk-off shot by Tommy Pham. Crazy thing about Pham: he was up for parts of 2014, 2015, and 2016, but never landed a starting job on the Cardinals. This year, his first full season with the big league team, he’s hitting .304/.400/.501 and has been worth 4.2 WAR at age 29. He is the definition of one of those Cardinals guys. Also, he was a 16th round pick in 2006(!).
In the Wild Card race, both the Diamondback and Rockies won, so basically everyone won yesterday. Heck, even the Pirates won, to the extent you still consider them in the race, at 8.0 games behind the Cubs.