The Dodgers just have so many weapons it’s ridiculous. I’ll admit to jealousy.
The Cubs didn’t let this one become a laugher despite the early deficit, and when Christopher Morel ripped a two-run homer in the 5th, you kinda felt like there was some life.
But Mookie Betts hit a second homer to create a little more distance, and the Fake Rally in the 9th lefty the tying run on base.
Playing at Dodger Stadium against these Dodgers, I don’t know that you would ask for TOO much more from fill-in, up-down starter Mark Leiter Jr. In general, his only mistakes were the three dingers, but the three dingers were enough to lose this one.
The Cubs got a first-hand look at how rough things have gotten for old friend Craig Kimbrel, who couldn’t close things out in the 9th thanks to an Ian Happ single, a Seiya Suzuki double, a wild pitch, and a Patrick Wisdom walk. But Nelson Velazquez struck out against Alex Vesia to end it.