Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 1 – April 19, 2019

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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 1 – April 19, 2019

Chicago Cubs

That’s four in a row! That’s a winning streak, I’d say. And the Cubs are .500 again!

Did things get a little more thorny in the 9th than you would have liked to see when the Cubs had a 5-0 lead? Sure. But eventually, that was going to happen. Or did you think this was going to last forever:

Most of today’s work on that shutout front came from Kyle Hendricks, who gave the Cubs their third straight scoreless start of at least seven innings. And he was really, really on point today, commanding his pitches very well, working the nasty changeup, and notching 11 strikeouts through his 7.0 innings of work.

Offensively, the Cubs got big help from the wind, and a triple(!) from Anthony Rizzo!

Oh, but Hendricks threw his first wild pitch since 2016 (real stat!), so that really brought the day down … (I kid) …

Full box score.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.