The Cubs got the right guy at the right time.
Analysis and Commentary
It’s tough to get much higher. Last night’s win was huge.
Justin Grimm has proven to be tremendously valuable to Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs.
Addison Russell has seen a decline in strikeout rate and an increase in production since the All-Star Break, all while staying in the No. 9 spot.
You already know. It’s the long ball.
It’s pretty crazy to see how close all four balls were to not leaving the yard. Indeed, at most parks, they wouldn’t have.
Fowler’s defense in center this year for the Cubs has been solid, if you ask me. He made a heckuva play yesterday, too.
You may not have realized just how good Fowler has been now for a very long time.
Kris Bryant has been fantastic all year, but he might have had his best game last night.
If the season ended today, the third and fourth best teams in all of baseball would have to play in a single elimination game to then face the best team in all of baseball. Fair?
He’s so big and so strong, and yet has so few homers and extra-base hits.
The Cubs have 46 meaningful games remaining on their schedule, and challenges will come from everywhere.
Call it Cluster Luck or black magic, but whatever it is, the Cardinals are getting historically lucky — again.
Jeff Samardzija and Kyle Hendricks couldn’t be more different as they entered Friday’s match-up.
Even after becoming a major talking point last year, nothing has changed.