Chicago Cubs: After an Opening Day loss, it has been all Cubs
Bleed Cubbie Blue’s simulation began with a loss on Opening Day. Yu Darvish’s first start was rocky due to walks, forcing him to be relieved in the fourth inning. It wasn’t all bad, though, as Baez and Ian Happ both clubbed a long ball each to start their 2020.
From there, however, it was all sunshine and rainbows for the Northsiders, as the team rose from a dead last tie with the Cincinnati Reds to leading the pack in the NL Central. It all began by flipping the script against the Brewers and taking the next two games. Kyle Hendricks dominated in the second game, though the Cubs blew out the Brewers 10 to 2.
To close out the series, the team had Jose Quintana on the mound who got killed on the mound early in the game. Luckily for the sim-Cubs, the sim-Brewers blew not one, but two five-run leads and would eventually lose 12 to 10 to the Northsiders. Kris Bryant went 4 for 6 with a home run, but it was his partner in crime Anthony Rizzo who hit the game-winning blast.
Finally, the home opener against the Pirates ended with the Chicago Cubs bringing their winning ways home with an 11 to 3 blowout victory. Baez continued his torrid start with two more home runs, and Jon Lester got his season off right with a win at Wrigley. For now, the BCB Cubs sit atop the NL Central with a 3 – 1 record, but Cubs Insider and Marquee tell a different story.