The Cubs will have to make a decision soon on Wada’s future, and Wood’s current rough patch could impact that decision.
Analysis and Commentary
Yesterday we checked on the pitchers with ugly results. How are the batters doing in the most important situations?
If you assumed that the Cubs were having late-game difficulties because of an overly-used bullpen, you may be mistaken.
Baez is making subtle changes to his swing, and the results so far are positive.
If you thought you noticed something on this over the past few weeks, you were probably right.
Single, triple, homer. It capped off what’s been a great four-day stretch for Bryant.
It’s an interesting new way to evaluate pitcher performance.
Pedro Strop struggled in his last four appearances (prior to Sunday) as his fastball usage has gone down.
Although he wasn’t pleased with his performance last night, Lester wasn’t too bad – and hasn’t been for a while.
Depending on your preferred defensive metric, Dexter Fowler is playing well — or poorly.
A couple of great reads on the how and why of Bryant’s season so far. Not that you needed more reasons to not worry, but here they are.
It’s easy to, anecdotally, grouse about the Cardinals’ luck on dribblers and the Cubs’ tough luck on line drives … but do the numbers bear it out?
I’m still not concerned, but I got curious: how many homers would we have expected Bryant to have by this point?