Unbelievable. That’s two days in a row that the Cubs win 1-0 on a solo homer by their left fielder. Their lead in the NL Central is now up to 4.5 games.
Even more unbelievable, the Cubs tied an MLB record by turning SEVEN double plays in this game. It’s first time it’s happened in a game since 1969. Nice.
Get a bunch of groundballs in front of a superb infield defense and magical things can happen. That’s much of what Cole Hamels did tonight, making his fourth straight excellent start since coming to the Cubs. Although he allowed some baserunners, the defense behind him DID WORK and netted five double plays while he was in the game.
They added a sixth – on a line drive – after he’d exited, and then a seventh in the final inning to end the game. Pretty darn wild.