Jake Arrieta got the job done through six innings, and the best part of the Cubs’ bullpen did the rest.
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The bullpen got the job done tonight, that’s for sure.
Early lead … fizzled. The bullpen troubles pop up again.
The Cubs probably played a little better than the Pirates overall tonight, but that doesn’t mean they won the game. Because baseball.
They just keep coming back, baby.
Great win all around for the Cubs, who were doing work with the bats, and Jake Arrieta was dominate.
Disappointments all around in this one. Well, except for one guy.
Oh no. Hooray! Oh no. HOORAY! Today’s game, pretty much.
Boy, that went from extreme fun to extreme frustrating in the speed of a couple well-placed fastballs.
Travis Wood was dominant, and the Cubs take the series from the Reds.
One three-run inning dooms the Cubs, who once again very nearly came back.
Another absolutely incredible win. So much awesome tonight, especially Jorge Soler.
What an unbelievable turn around. One strike left.
There’s the Cubs’ offense. Right there.
Offensive struggles persist for the Cubs, but it’s oh so early.
Just enough offense, and plenty of Arrieta.
The bullpen was very, very good. The end of the Opening Night superlatives.
A big game for Cubs prospects, including C.J. Edwards, Dan Vogelbach, and especially Jacob Hannemann.