That was the kind of laid-back, fun win the Cubs needed after three straight losses.
Actually, let me correct that: it was the kind of laid-back, fun win Cubs fans needed after three straight losses. The Cubs team, itself, was always going to be, more or less, fine.
Jake Arrieta was solid, and the bats showed up plenty. Less than the last two nights, if you can believe it, but still plenty. Chris Coghlan was great again, Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run shot, Addison Russell added a solo homer … great stuff on the offensive side for a really, really long time.
Arrieta’s night was exceptionally good …