That got fun in the 9th, didn’t it? Cubs up three, multiple pitching changes, bases loaded and just one out? Never in doubt! Good man, Jesse Chavez coming in to put out the fire!
That’s six wins in a row for the Cubs, who are taking full advantage of a stretch of winnable games. Hopefully they can keep winning even when the opponents get tougher, but, for now, bank these wins while you can.
The Cubs and Mets kinda went back and forth in this one, with the Mets scoring early off of Jon Lester, and the Cubs doing enough damage against Noah Syndergaard to take a 4-3 lead into the 7th inning when a solo homer by Kevin Plawecki tied things up. But the Cubs plated two in the bottom of the frame to re-take the lead, and then added an insurance run in the 8th.
Jon Lester was the story of the night, from struggling in the first couple innings with his command, to flipping a switch through the next four innings and somehow coming away with a quality start. He also made a great catch, picked off a runner, and drove in two off of Noah Syndergaard.
A very close secondary story was Anthony Rizzo, fresh off winning NL Player of the Week honors, ripping three more extra-base hits, including a homer.