The Cubs evened up the Crosstown Cup with a comfortable but wonky win over the White Sox.
Unfortunately, my internet was crapping out constantly throughout the game today, so there were wide swaths that were unseen by my eyes. As near as I was able to tell, John Lackey pitched passably in tough conditions, though he hit a remarkable four White Sox batters. Ian Happ was later hit by a pitch that seemed like it was probably intentional.
On the other side, the Cubs struck out an obscene number of times, but what I saw of the strike zone was questionable at best, and terrible at worst – when Kris Bryant argues an ugly call and gets ejected for the first time in his career, odds are good there were far more bad calls than that. That is to say, I’m a little meh on the idea of the Cubs striking out a ton today being a huge negative indicator about their performance.
Willson Contreras continues to rake, Ben Zobrist was on four times as the leadoff man, and the teams combined to leave 23 on base.
Just an odd one. I enjoy the win, though!