Fortunately, it never got too ugly. Lake was apologetic after the game.
Analysis and Commentary
While that doesn’t necessarily mean Baez would come back up to the Cubs as a third baseman, it could provide the team some options.
When Castro attacks the ball, he has his most success defensively.
I think most would agree that he made a mistake, but I’m curious about how things *should* have played out.
The Cubs have seven games against AL teams using the DH coming soon, and they could probably stand to have another bat around.
The TV gun had Wood up to 94mph last night, but PitchFX said he was throwing even harder than that.
By one measure, at least, David Ross is the best in the biz this year. Miguel Montero isn’t too far behind, either.
The Cubs have been in a rough patch against good teams, but things still look relatively bright this year.
I’m certainly not going to argue with anyone who takes them.
I wonder if the Cubs could be working toward something creative and awesome with their pitcher usage.
The Cubs suddenly become very inept at the plate when runners reach scoring position. Is this a long-term concern or just a blip?
There is agreement across the board. MLB fans prefer pitchers hitting instead of the DH.
Almost 34 percent of the Cubs’ offense has come courtesy of the home run; and that’s not as high of a percentage as you might think.
How did it come to this? Why can’t anyone have a rational discussion of Starlin Castro anymore? Still, I’m going to try.
Setting aside tonight, Starlin Castro continues to draw starts as the cleanup man despite a prolonged slump. Is there a better configuration?
Strictly speaking, the answers are yes and yes. Let’s talk about the future for Schwarber.
A huge part of the revenue – and, thus, baseball spending – story in the near-term is looking good.
David Ross will have to do a little bit more offensively with Welington Castillo gone. Even if it is simply drawing walks.
Addison Russell adjusted for the first week of his big league career. Since then, he’s dominated.
Last night was the best that Kyle Hendricks can be … and it was really, really good.