The Chicago Cubs got a solid start from Kyle Hendricks, but the Colorado Rockies German Marquez shut the bats down as they locked up the series win.
When the Chicago Cubs Kyle Hendricks pitches like he did in Colorado on Wednesday, you can normally chalk up the win. But the Cubs ran into rookie German Marquez, who dominated the Cubs for most of the game, not allowing a hit until the seventh. A Kris Bryant double broke it up, but that was as exciting as it would get as the Cubs were shutout 3-0 by the Rockies.
Bryant has been one of the few bright spots on offense this season. Coming off his MVP season, how close is he to what he did last year? You might be surprised to see just how close he is to replicating last year’s numbers. And the Cubs will need him to keep up that pace as they’ll need him to help right the ship that is the Cubs struggling offense.
The Cubs’ Willson Contreras has been stellar behind the plate this season. But it’s been when standing at it that he’s scuffled. It’s a new role for Contreras being the full-time catcher and he’s still acclimating himself to it. If there’s one thing the Cubs need with him? Patience. He’ll come around, it’s just going to take time.
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