The city of Chicago split the day with the city of San Francisco.
In the night cap, the Cubs had yet another low-scoring offensive output, which meant that even mildly ineffective pitching was going to be too much to overcome. It was great to see Seiya Suzuki stay hot, and Nico Hoerner, too, though he left with the triceps issue. Zach McKinstry wound up a homer shy of the cycle as part of a four-hit game, so that’s something. I mean, they had 12 hits in the game, just couldn’t get many across the plate.
While the Cubs went with a two-pitcher game plan, the Giants did a full-on bullpen game. Worked for them.
We got the Wade Miley-Hayden Wesneski piggyback setup again tonight (Wayden Mesneski?), and it was solid again, though not as dominant as last time out. Miley was again effective for his five innings of work, but, although Wesneski flashed some more nasty stuff for his strikeouts, he got punished for a couple mistakes. Overall the command was much spottier this time out, and the Giants were also showing much more discipline than the Reds did. So, you had a lot of inefficiency, and an inability to go even four innings despite throwing nearly 90 pitches. All part of the process.