The Chicago Cubs got a solid effort from Kyle Hendricks as they held on for a 7-5 victory at home. With the wind blowing out, Hendricks minimized the damage allowing just two earned runs on the night.
Very similar to the night before, the Chicago Cubs allowed a first inning run. But they added several of their own in the bottom half to support Kyle Hendricks who was sharp, with his fastball velocity reaching the upper 80’s. With the wind blowing out, the performance by Hendricks was impressive as he allowed just two runs over six innings. The Cubs will look for the sweep today at Wrigley.
Addison Russell has gotten off to a slow start this year. But we went inside the numbers to see if there’s any reason to be concerned. While it may not be the start he had been hoping for, there’s no reason to panic. Russell is going to be just fine. Much of it can be attributed to the overall struggles of the team, which appear to be coming to an end on this homestand.
The slow start by the Cubs has everyone talking about what the team needs to do to get better. But is it really necessary for the Cubs to make a big-time move? Not at all. Consistent play–which this team is capable of–is all they need to get back on track. Making a blockbuster trade isn’t going to be the case this season.
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