Man, this game is EASY.
The Mike Trout-less Angels, fresh off a four-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers have fallen to the Chicago Cubs in the first of a three-game weekend series.
And for the second straight night, a Cubs starting pitcher has absolutely delivered from start to finish. Cole Hamels lasted 8.0 full innings in this one allowing just one earned run on four hits, no walks, and six strikeouts. From there, Brandon Kintzler delivered yet another scoreless inning for the bullpen and the Cubs bats did the rest.
Speaking of the Cubs bats, they may not have scored 10 runs today, but they did launch four home runs, including not one, but TWO from Willson Contreras that reached Waveland. The others were from Anthony Rizzo (his third) and David Bote (his first). The Cubs might’ve struck out 10 times and walked only once (and gave Grandpa Pujols a token homer at Wrigley Field) today, but when you’ve got 10 hits and all that power, who cares?
Seriously. I did the math. The Cubs need some frequent flyer miles.