The Chicago Cubs don’t like to be something they’re not. One thing they don’t want to be is uneventful. That’s one thing they don’t need.
As we head into St. Louis, we need to take a look a what the Chicago Cubs are doing. The Cubs? They aren’t scoring. Not even a little. Now, we have only seen a scattered few games, and they really don’t need to say “wow, this is rough.”
But after time, the games we start to see will become a little bit more…pertinent. This is a game we don’t want to see.
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Bryant is hitless in his last 15 at-bats and hasn’t homered since May 14 against the Braves. But with that, he’s 9-for-31 (.290) in his lifetime against Wacha with two home runs and seven RBI.
The pitching is going to be a good one. Jon Lester (7-2, 2.22 ERA) has allowed one earned or fewer in eight of his last 13 starts.
For Wacha, he has allowed just a 2.47 ERA in just an 8-1 start. Needless to say, Wacha is very good. There’s no turning him down.