It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That would encompass the first inning of yesterday’s game after the Chicago Cubs took a 4-0 lead, only to see it evaporate in the bottom half of the inning. But after an error cost the Cubs in the first, the defense helped secure the win later.
Coming off of one of his best pitching performances of the season, the Chicago Cubs staked Kyle Hendricks to a 4-0 lead before he took the mound. But an error by the normally reliable Addison Russell lead to an eventual grand slam from Justin Bour that tied the game at four apiece after one. After that, both pitchers settled in as the Cubs scored just one more run to pick up the 5-4 victory.
Just one night after making a sensational play from the seat of his pants, Javier Baez got his Web Gem after diving into the stands to make a catch on a foul ball. Anthony Rizzo‘s step onto the wall and catch still reigns supreme but this is a close second. The rookie Willson Contreras paced the Cubs with three RBIs including a two-run home run, his third since joining the team.
That’s right fans, the trade deadline is creeping closer with each passing day. Everyone has an opinion on who the Cubs should trade, who they shouldn’t and so on. You’ll see more than your fair share of opinion pieces between now and then, but one of our newest writers, Corey Francis, chimes in on some potential deals that he sees out there.
The Cubs were able to add some distance between themselves and the Cardinals as Trevor Rosenthal blew a save opportunity against the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Adam Lind connected got a three-run game winning home run off the Cards closer to seize a 4-3 win and drop the Cards back another 1/2 game in the standings.
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