The Cubs twice lost one-run leads (again), and lost to the Dodgers in a close one (again).
Marcus Stroman pitched well in his return from the IL. Though he was rightly on a pretty limited pitch count since he got only one short rehab start, Stroman managed four scoreless, allowing just two singles and a walk, and striking out three.
Most of the damage for the Dodgers all came against Rowan Wick, whose season is turning incredible sour. Outside of the homer, no, they weren’t all rockets. But in his role, you have to be missing bats, and you also can’t keep leaving pitches belt high.
Seiya Suzuki had a couple hits, but struck out for the first time since he returned from the IL. That was quite a stretch! Clayton Kershaw registered nine other strikeouts in the game, so he was feeling it.
Another really rough one for Nelson Velazquez, who is clearly not handling the breaking stuff very well right now (especially breaking stuff in the strike zone), and is likely to be headed back to Triple-A Iowa soon with a directive to work on that.