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.
Analysis and Commentary
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!
Last year’s iteration of the rivalry was truly nuts, and I hope it’s more of the same this year.
The first player to 1.0 WAR, and sitting atop many offensive categories. Fun stuff.
Arrieta’s ERA is down to 1.23 for the year after another killer performance.
The reason you have to try not to suck is because sometimes you will suck.
It’s a big year for both prospects, and each could impact the Cubs in a meaningful way in 2016.
What Albert Almora can do to reach the majors sooner than September? And much more in this week’s Ask Away.
How was Jason Hammel working his fastball last night? How about fun times against the Rockies? How about underwear model Jake Arrieta?
Jason Heyward doesn’t check out defensive metrics, but he surely would be pleased if he took a peek. So will you.