And so ends the Brewers’ 8-game winning streak. I like typing that.
Kyle Hendricks was fantastic tonight, mostly keeping it on the ground, not yielding any walks, striking out five, and also picking one off. He got some help from his defense, too.
The Cubs didn’t have many scoring chances in this one despite seven hits, and it took a Kyle Schwarber long ball to get them on the board.
I’m supposed to give credit where it’s due, as Ryan Braun – playing first base – made an incredible diving play to rob Jason Heyward of extra bases in the 2nd inning, and keep at least one run off the board. But I’m not going to give credit. Screw that guy. I’m just glad it didn’t end up mattering.
The Brewers threatened in the 9th off of Brandon Morrow, notching a couple hits, but one was erased on a double play, and the other was stranded when Travis Shaw’s terrifying opposite field fly ball fell harmlessly into Ian Happ’s glove on the warning track.