How’s this for mind-blowing: the Cubs have been unlucky this year to be 13-4.
Analysis and Commentary
Is there any chance a breakout AAA performance could lead to a starting job at the big league level, given the Cubs’ roster?
An incredible night with incredible meaning. So much to get into and enjoy.
Kyle Schwarber’s season-ending injury means a projected workload increase for the Cubs’ veteran catchers.
It wouldn’t be Cubs-Cards without a bunch of extra stuff, would it?
The pitchers have an 84 wRC+, which is not too shabby at all.
Lasers all night long.
Addison Russell is being more selective and the result is a more productive bottom of the order.
Lackey’s offspeed stuff was so on point last night that it was basically unhittable, even though the Cardinals’ batters kept trying to hit it.
Best ERA in baseball? Crazy starting pitcher streak? Killer bullpen performance? Yes, yes, yes. Also: how did Heyward and Lackey react to booing?
The most valuable player in baseball so far this year? Technically, it’s Fowler.
The discussion is useful and instructive, but I gotta tell you that I don’t think there’s much here right now.
Lester’s been really good for the Cubs for a really long time. Yesterday, despite the loss, he was fantastic. And he doubled!