The Colorado Rockies took the whooping stick to the Chicago Cubs, especially to Yu Darvish. It’s only been a handful of starts, but Darvish needs to get it together–and fast.
The Chicago Cubs had a nice little run before losing the final two to the Colorado Rockies. Just a game out of first place, the Cubs need to reset themselves as they head to St. Louis. But one bit of worry was the performance of Yu Darvish. Darvish gave up five earned runs (six total) in just 4 1/3 innings. With just two decent games mixed in with the rest of them, Darvish needs to find his focus as he works his way back in. It seems to be the fifth inning that always gets him.
The Iowa Cubs’ Adbert Alzolay pitched another gem, throwing a no-hitter into the sixth inning. How good has he been since getting to Iowa? He’s allowed just four earned runs in 17 innings of work, while his K/BB rate sits at a 14-to-6. Hitters are averaging just .140 him. His next start should be this weekend as he looks to continue his dominance with the Iowa Cubs.
Okay, let’s take it for what it is. The 1 2/3 innings he threw last night? Throw them out. Everyone has a bad game. But Luke Farrell does have the stuff to get hitters out. He proved that the other day. The Northwestern alumni has plenty to bring to the Cubs. Especially in a spot where they need someone to throw strikes. Not every team has guys that can get it done. Farrell is one of them.
These and other stories you might have missed:
‘Darvish, Cubs lose to Rockies’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Alzolay spins another gem in Iowa’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Get used to seeing Farrell on the mound’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Baby Braves growing up fast’ – MLB.com
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