The Cubs managed another one-run win against the Brewers today, which is mighty nice to see (and has gotta be exasperating to the Brewers, who fell to 1-5 against the Cubs on the year).
Even more nice to see? Yu Darvish looking excellent. The stuff was appropriately nasty at times, and the command (especially of his cutter) was much better than it’s been. He didn’t get the “win” because pitcher wins is a stupid stat, but, from a pitching perspective, he won this game for the Cubs.
The Cubs came out of the gate swinging against Brent Suter, plating a couple runs before he’d really done much of anything. But then he locked it down, and the Cubs didn’t wind up scoring again until Eric Sogard booted a ball in the 7th inning and gave the Cubs the lead.
It was only righteous justice that the Cubs got a free run, though, since the Brewers two runs were scored by gifts. The first reached on a Jason Heyward error, the second reached on this … walk:
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Carl Edwards Jr. and Brandon Morrow once again locked down the 8th and 9th, and boy, if that could be a thing all year I’d be a happy pappy.
Darvish even busted out a 64 mph curveball for a strikeout for good measure in this one, and I’m gonna say it was eephus. Good game. Good win.