Old friend Carl Edwards Jr. shutting the door – just barely – at Wrigley Field. Nice for him, I suppose.
The Cubs came back late with a four-run 7th inning … only to see the lead given right back up in the top of the 8th. Mark Leiter Jr. was on the receiving end of that one, though it was one of those juuuust-barely-into-the-basket Wrigley homers.
Homers were also the story for Marcus Stroman, who wasn’t all that bad, but two homers in five innings will really ding you in the box score.
New Cub Franmil Reyes had two of the top four exit velocities in the game, so he certainly hit the ball as hard as advertised (though both were groundouts). His single in the 7th tied the game.
Seiya Suzuki had a big game, his first in a while, and that was a relief to see. Zach McKinstry finally got a hit for the Cubs – three of them! – and the Cubs got multi-hit nights from Ian Happ and Nico Hoerner, too. Wasn’t enough.