The Chicago Cubs were on all sides of it yesterday. Once in command, then fell behind. Javier Baez was there to save the day, again–but finally came to an end in the final frame.
The Chicago Cubs looked in command for the first four innings yesterday. Kyle Hendricks was rolling, and the Cubs got some early runs. But the Brewers fought back with homers from Eric Thames and Travis Shaw to take the 4-2 lead. Some nifty baserunning from Javier Baez got him to third, and the throw went off his head and got away as the Cubs tied the game. But a throwing error by Kris Bryant moved runners to first and third, eventually leading to the game-winning hit from Orlando Arcia.
Every day we get through this season, we’re one day closer to Bryce Harper and his $400 million contract. Well, at least that’s the thought. But is one man really worth that much money? When Giancarlo Stanton got his massive deal, it was for 13-years and $325 million. Could Harper top that and get even more? There’s no question that Harper is worth the money. But is he worth that much?
There was no doubt that Willson Contreras was on-point in Thursday’s game. In fact, he might have been a little bit angry. Four of the top 10 exit velocity’s belonged to Contreras. So aside from catching a shutout from Jon Lester and the rest of the Cubs staff, he was clearly fired up at the plate. Of course, is there ever a time that Contreras doesn’t seem fired up?
‘Brewers walk-off against Cubs in 9th’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Harper is NOT worth $400 million’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Contreras was a little fired up on Thursday’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Ohtani homers in third straight game’ – MLB.com