Chicago Cubs News: Cubs throttle Indians; Heyward’s impressive start

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 24: Kyle Schwarber
CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 24: Kyle Schwarber /

The Chicago Cubs returned to Cleveland for the first time since their World Series–and returned to form as they beat the Indians, 10-3.

The Chicago Cubs wasted no time getting off to a hot start against the Cleveland Indians. Kyle Schwarber hit two home runs, while Willson Contreras and Ian Happ each hit one apiece as the Cubs took care of the Indians, 10-3. Tyler Chatwood went six innings, striking out five and walking five as he allowed just one run. Javier Baez kept pace in the RBI lead, collecting his 24th RBI of the season. And while Jason Heyward had an impressive 2-for-4 night at the plate? He cut down Rajai Davis at the plate trying to score from second. It was another excellent day for all the Cubs as each player got at least one hit.

Speaking of Heyward, he’s had an interesting start to his season. When there is nobody on base for the Cubs, Heyward is hitting .097. But with men on? He’s hitting a robust .433 with a 1.204 OPS with two home runs and 14 driven in. Maybe all the talk we had earlier this season about being the leadoff man was wrong. I mean, it’s unlikely to keep it up. Isn’t it?

So when Jake Misener wrote this about the Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber, he has no idea what he was going to stir up. He talked about Schwarber coming up big in the Colorado series, and if he could do it again? Well, he did. Schwarber smashed two home runs in his home state and is now batting .302 with an OPS of 1.048. So, maybe he’s not a DH? Hmmm…

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Cubs crush Indians in opener’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Heyward’s unusual start at the plate’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Schwarber of to a strong start at the dish’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Cubs headed back to Cleveland’ – Cubbies Crib

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