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Chicago Cubs News: Brewers blowout Cubs; Schwarber back too soon?

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 28: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after striking out in the fifth inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on June 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Nationals won 8-4. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 28: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after striking out in the fifth inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on June 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Nationals won 8-4. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /
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It was just a single make-up game for the Chicago Cubs against the Milwaukee Brewers. And that’s the best thing we can take out of this game. Mike Montgomery had his worst start yet as the Cubs were blown out by the Crew, 11-2.

The Chicago Cubs had a chance to play the division leading Milwaukee Brewers and possibly gain a game in the standings. Welp, so much for that thought. Mike Montgomery couldn’t get past the third inning, the Brewers offense showed why they’re one of the best in baseball, and the Cubs fell back under .500 again. One of the best things going for the Cubs is that the All-Star break is fast approaching and they should–less Wade Davis–be able to get some rest this year.

Did the Cubs call Kyle Schwarber back too soon? Our Tim Stebbins believes that bringing him back after the All-Star break for the Baltimore Orioles series would have been the more prudent plan. Schwarber could have been the DH, focusing on hitting and not having to worry about playing the field in his first series back. If he struggles in the next few days? He’ll have to sit and stew over the break about it.

The Tigers Justin Verlander would be a better option than what the Cubs have now. That we can all agree on. But with his age, and the price that it will take to get him to Chicago? It isn’t worth it. With the Cubs on the lookout for a starting pitcher, there are better options out there over Verlander–and that will come at a lower price.

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Montgomery, bullpen implode in 11-2 loss to Crew’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Cubs should have waited to bring back Schwarber’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Better options loom over Verlander’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Turner, Moustakis win final vote for AS Game’ – MLB.com

‘Nats-Braves delayed for minimal rain’ – ESPN

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