Well, you can’t win all the super low-scoring games, right?
Tonight, The Greatest Leadoff Hitter of All-Time hit a homer for the Cubs to start their half of the first, but unfortunately, they already trailed by a sufficient deficit to give the Rockies the win. That’s because, although the Rockies managed three solo homers in this one, the Cubs could do nothing again Jon Gray after that Anthony Rizzo homer.
Gray did a very good job at keeping the ball on the ground on a very windy night at Wrigley Field, and the Cubs couldn’t get anything going. Kyle Hendricks, for his part, actually pitched very well, giving up only those three homers, one or two of which were just harmless deep fly outs on most nights.
Justin Wilson also pitched well tonight – like, actually well – in a close game, so there’s that, if you’re looking for silver linings.
Offensively, though, there just weren’t any silver linings. Just cap-tipping, at best.