Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Cardinals 0 - June 13, 2021

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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Cardinals 0 – June 13, 2021

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THAT’S A SWEEP FOR THE RE-OPENING SERIES AT WRIGLEY FIELD AGAINST THE CARDINALS! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Zach Davies was really fantastic tonight, locating north and south as well as I’ve seen him do it this year, getting a season-high strikeouts and really earning them. Not only that, but he wasn’t consistently hit hard, he was getting ahead of guys, groundballs aplenty, etc. It was probably one of the best-looking outings we’ve seen from a Cubs starter this year – which is what it takes for him to go 6.2 innings under David Ross.

And that’s not to say the pull there in the 7th inning was wrong. It was definitely correct, with Davies in his third time through the order, two on, two out, and Ryan Tepera ready to go.

Craig Kimbrel was ridiculous in the 9th, saving the whole series:

Offensively, the Cubs took advantage of a key Paul DeJong error to plate a couple with two outs, and that was critical since they did nothing else. Carlos Martinez was just POUNDING the strike zone, so it wasn’t like the Cubs could grind him without just swinging early and trying to do damage (which they failed to do).

The Beer Snake got as much action as any hitter tonight, and justifiably so – that was as big as I’ve seen it get in the outfield. Gotta love a full Wrigley Field with people desperate to have fun together again:

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.