How John Lackey is putting the second most valuable pitch in baseball to good use.
Analysis and Commentary
How about the work Kyle Hendricks put in to save the bullpen yesterday? Also: the Reds are probably ridiculous.
Jake Arrieta is struggling with some timing issues, but neither he nor his manager are concerned. So you shouldn’t be either. Right?
The Cubs are good at limiting hard contact: redux.
One of the best things an effective owner can do is put the right people in charge of the sport operations and then get out of the way.
Adjustments to his approach may be the key for Arrieta to last deeper into games.
The Cubs’ bullpen looks very different than it did just a few days ago. How will it all shake out? How did Concepcion look last night?
The Cubs aren’t suddenly less impressive because they have a losing record in one-run games.
The Cubs will be rotating in Contreras with some regularity, it sounds like. And that’s going to be nice.
When guys struggle in high-leverage spots, it really sticks out in your mind.
In the light of day, I still think it was a perfectly acceptable decision.
Something the Cardinals did last night got me pretty heated.
You know who is really good? Yes, you do know. Don’t act like you don’t know.