That’s a five-game series win! I wonder when the last time was that the Cubs did that to the Cardinals …
The last time the Cubs won a five-game series against the Cardinals … 😈 pic.twitter.com/3S7jU8ERH1
— Bleacher Nation (@BleacherNation) July 22, 2018
The Cubs once again had to come from behind to win this one, tying things up at two, and then pulling away late after a 7th inning Kyle Schwarber bomb gave the Cubs a one-run lead. They got hits up and down the lineup, and another big day from The Greatest Leadoff Hitter of All-Time.
Jose Quintana did the “gutsy” thing today, grinding through imperfections to give the Cubs seven strong innings on a season-high 121 pitches. For a guy who was given almost two weeks between starts, that might not seem like it was outrageous, but he was held out because of a sore/tired shoulder, so … he must have been feeling pretty darn good the last few days I guess.
Also, two of Quintana’s walks were of the intentional variety, so his line looks a little worse than it might otherwise. He was a little wild, but not really super wild.
From there, Jesse Chavez looked fantastic in the 8th, and Randy Rosario managed to finish things off in the 9th.