Chicago Cubs News: Cubs finish sweep; Chatwood settling in

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 29: Tyler Chatwood
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 29: Tyler Chatwood /

The Chicago Cubs took care of business Sunday, finishing off a four-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers. And the first-class pitching was carried on by Tyler Chatwood and several members of the bullpen.

When you’re struggling to score runs, things can get difficult. But when you aren’t allowing any as the Chicago Cubs are doing? It makes things a little easier. Tyler Chatwood pitched seven solid innings, while Carl Edwards Jr. and Brandon Morrow closed out the win. Chatwood then hit a go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the fifth, his first of the year. Addison Russell hit a sac-fly to center, and the Cubs were in business as they won, 2-0.

Chatwood has rewarded the front office with good faith, at least so far. In 2018, our No. 5 starter is neck and neck with–Clayton Kershaw? It’s true. And while that may not last, it a good feeling to have your number five starter doing so well. Chatwood is still working on things with Jim Hickey, and he may not be done. But for the time being, let’s just enjoy Chatty. It’s always interesting, but it’s way better than John Lackey.

2016 was a great year. The Cubs won the World Series, and we did it with solid pitching. Could this year’s team be as good or better than them? It’s of course way too early to make that decision. But with the way the Cubs have pitched so far? I wouldn’t put it past them. They just needed to get out of the colder temps and into the beautiful days. Now? Anything can happen.

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Cubs sweep Brewers with a 2-0 score’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Cubs’ getting their money out of Chatwood‘ – Cubbies Crib

‘Can the Cubs keep up this pitching like 2016?’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Cubs look to keep up solid pitching‘ – Cubbies Crib

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