Chicago Cubs News: Hendricks spins gem; Machado rumors can stop

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The Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks was on point, going 7 innings of shutout baseball. Carl Edwards and Brandon Morrow locked it down for a 1-0 victory.

The Chicago Cubs got a superb start from starter Kyle Hendricks, and one swift swing from Kyle Schwarber to lift the Cubs to a 1-0 win. Hendricks hardly had any issues all night as he never had more than one man all night. He also got a little help as Albert Almora ranged back on one to make a nice catch at the wall. Then Javier Baez went up and stole one away from Ryan Braun. It was the third straight game the Cubs starters made it to the seventh inning.

When it comes to the Manny Machado rumors, the answer is a hard no. While Machado is, by all means, a top-tier guy, the Cubs aren’t going to have any interest in him. Period. The Cubs have a shortstop in Addison Russell who is more than ideal. No, he not a superstar. But he does have enough to lead them where they need to go. They just need to put it all together and win.

From our newest writer, Benjy Sabbitt, he takes a look at Tyler Chatwood–and why he can’t seem to throw strikes. He worked his way around five walks, and he managed to get out of that, just fine. But what about when he doesn’t? Is he just what he is when he comes to walks? Or can he work his way through them? So far, it’s been a lot of feast with walks. Let’s hope that doesn’t continue.

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