It wasn’t what the Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks expected. It seemed like he was coasting along–and then he wasn’t. Before he knew it, he was set up for a loss. That’s just how baseball goes.
The Chicago Cubs seemed to be strolling along, Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs were up 3-2–it was a good day. Only thing, was? It wasn’t. The Cubs had three hits on their day, and that was all they were going to manage against Lucas Giolito. He hit some struggles in the first innings, but Rick Renteria stuck with him as battled over 5 2/3 frames while walking seven in getting the win. Matt Davidson hit his 11th homer and added a sacrifice fly for the Sox.
The Cubs have epitomized streaky play over the last 15 games. But one thing that’s hard to figure out in the play at home and on the road. The Cubs are 13-7 at home but are just 8-9 on the road. Why the stark contrast? The difference has been the bats. The Cubs have come to play at home, while their pitching needs to get the job done on the road. It won’t likely end up this way, but it’s still a difficult way to start it out.
When Francisco Lindor went to bat against the Kansas City Royals, everything was–off. That’s because he was wearing everything on the wrong side. His helmet, shin guards and more was in the wrong place. Needless to say, he had to go back and get the right gear for the job. But Lindor is doing alright as it is.
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