Shutting out the Cardinals in St. Louis is always a good thing. Not a season-savor, but certainly a happy game.
And if it’s the last decade and the Cubs shut out the Cardinals in St. Louis, it’s a pretty good bet that Kyle Hendricks was starting. He had everything working tonight, mixing all four of his pitches well – the curveball, in particular, looked better than it’s looked in a while – and staying all around the edges of the zone.
Offensively, the Cubs got the big blast from Nico Hoerner and an RBI double from Ian Happ, and not a lot else. But it was enough!