The Chicago Cubs didn’t go down quietly, but the rally came up short as their bid for their sixth straight was foiled by the Miami Marlins–and a defensive lapse.
Even in the loss, there were some positive signs for the Chicago Cubs. Kyle Schwarber went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Anthony Rizzo seemed to be swinging the bat better. And Ian Happ appears to be breaking out of his slump. But John Lackey just didn’t have it, and a lapse on the part of Brian Duensing and Miguel Montero, in the end, cost the Cubs a chance at the victory.
This may seem like you’ve heard it before–and you have. As the Cubs consider possible options for the rotation just in case Eddie Butler doesn’t work out, who is available? Jake Peavy? Yes, we took a look at the possibility of the two-time World Series champion coming to the Cubs. Spoiler alert, we didn’t think t was a good idea either.
When the Cubs traded Dan Vogelbach for Mike Montgomery, many were disappointed Vogelbach didn’t get a shot with the Cubs. Turns out that deal worked out for the best. The Cubs got a lefty who has answered the call in every role asked of him. And Montgomery might not be done as the possibility of a starting role isn’t out of the question.
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‘2017 MLB Draft starts on Monday’ – MLB.com
‘Heyward has redeemed himself with each game played’ – Cubbies Crib