Watch Chicago Cubs All-Star Ian Happ hit first home run of the season

Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs
Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

During a pivotal moment in today's game, deadlocked amid a pitchers dual, Ian Happ uncorked his first home run of the season to give the Chicago Cubs a 1-0 lead. To that point, Brewer's ace, Brandon Woodruff, had been knifing through the Cubs lineup, but that was quickly halted when Happ decided enough was enough.

That one had to feel good. Not only to break the tie but after striking out twice on nasty Woodruff changeups, Happ hung around for a nine-pitch at-bat and proved why last season was not a fluke.

Elsewhere, Justin Steele was masterful in his first outing of the year. He finished with a line of 6.0 IP, no runs, three hits, one walk, and eight strikeouts.

Picking up with a trend from last year which continued in Spring Training, starting pitching is already showing that it can be the unsung hero of this team. The starters have notched back-to-back eight strikeout quality starts without allowing a run. Hopefully, the Cubs will get more of the same when they hand the ball to Jameson Taillon tomorrow for the season finale with the Brewers.

Next. Cubs roster moves suggest optimism in Kyle Hendricks recovery. dark