That was a really annoying game.
The Cubs simply couldn’t get anything going tonight against the Rockies, outside of a first-inning homer by Kris Bryant. There were a few scoring opportunities, but not a lot of threatening going on. Javy Baez sent one to the track in center field with a runner on late in the game, and Jason Heyward missed a run-scoring double down the left field line by a couple inches. That’s what sticks out.
At least the Cubs got some nice innings out of Hector Rondon, Pedro Strop, and Justin Grimm.
As for the Rockies, they got their four runs in the second inning after Jon Lester had struck out the first two batters in the inning and had two strikes on the third. But a dribbler, a pitcher hit, and a bloop later, the game was tied, and then D.J. LeMahieu – who else? – put one just into the basket in right field. We didn’t know it then, but that was the whole ballgame.
Jon Lester didn’t really pitch poorly from the look of things. He just got bit hard by the sequencing bug in the second inning.
As I said, just an annoying game. Not really one you can say slipped away or that the Cubs should have done X or Y differently.