Chicago Cubs News: Cubs win by one; Darvish solid

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The Chicago Cubs’ Yu Darvish fired six solid frames as the Cubs went on to win by one. And the Cubs are factoring into one-run games, just as we expected.

The fifth inning. It’s been all that Chicago Cubs‘ starter Yu Darvish could handle. But this time in the fifth? He was strong. So strong that he went the sixth for good measure. He didn’t factor into the decision, but that wasn’t game. Darvish wanted to go out and pitch a strong game–and he did. He didn’t factor into the decision, but that’s alright. Baby steps for Darvish. And the Cubs? They moved three games over .500 for the first time.

It’s been talked amongst the fans more than the Cubs, but it’s been a real concern for the Cubs. Should Joe Maddon switch Javier Baez and Addison Russell? It’s a hard decision to make, and one that doesn’t have an easy answer. Russell is still a solid shortstop. Maybe not as flashy as Baez, but still stable. And the injury to Russell seemed to have taken its toll on his arm–generally speaking. He’s moving up on the ball, cutting the distance of his throw to first. Is there a reason to switch these two?

It’s been four days since Kris Bryant played. Maybe it would be beneficial to put him on the 10-day DL? I mean, the man got hit in the face by a pitch. To be very honest, he’s lucky it wasn’t much worse. He’s been cleared of the concussion protocol, so what’s the hold-up? If he needs more time, give it to him. There’s no need for Bryant to come back when he’s just not ready to play.

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