The Colorado Rockies even things up with the Chicago Cubs, using three home runs to beat them, 3-1. And Carl Edwards Jr. is starting a pattern for success in the bullpen.
For the Chicago Cubs, they got off to a big start as Anthony Rizzo crushed the first pitch for a solo home run. Well, it was a big start, and that was pretty much where it ended. Rizzo’s blast was all the Cubs could muster off Rockies starter Jon Gray. He put up seven innings allowing just one run. For Kyle Hendricks, he was just an out short of eight innings of work allowing three home runs on four hits.
Cubs’ reliever Carl Edwards Jr. had his struggles last season. This year he seems to be at the top of his game. He lowered his ERA to a microscopic 0.66. For the time being, he looks to be the setup man. Will his lack of control come back to haunt him? It’s too hard to say. But as long as he keeps slinging strikes, the ‘string bean slinger’ will be good to go as the Cubs’ setup man.
The Cubs have had some stellar pitching along the way. Sometimes it overshadows their offense. But one of the keys to their success is their defense–and they’re getting a lot of it here as of late. From the amazing Albert Almora to the sneaky Kris Bryant, they’re all putting in their work. And the best part about all of this? Defense wins championships, and that’s what the Cubs need to remember.
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