Today the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers squared off in the molcajete that was Wrigley Field with the wind howling out. With Tyler Chatwood squaring off against Freddy Peralta, it looked like it was going to be a slugfest with each team getting near to or over 10 runs.
Looks like only the Cubs got the memo.
The Cubs were able to string hits together in the fourth inning for 4 runs before switching to the long ball later on while riding a quality start from Tyler Chatwood to a 9-1 win, and a 2-1 series win.
Let’s get to this.
Chatwood. I confess, last night I asked Morph to make me a photoshop of Chatwood in front of a “WALK” sign. He gave up one run on three hits with two walks and eight strikeouts, mixing his pitches well and getting lots of swing-and-miss. My man is on a salary drive.
Nico Hoerner. An RBI double and another hit. In this very young season, he’s been the Cubs’ best hitter so far, with average of .429.
Willson Conteras. A double and a home run. More of that please.
Kris Bryant. He finally got his first hit in the late going, and as we’ve seen in the past, if KB gets going he really gets going. And he loves hitting in Cincinnati, which is where the Cubs go next. So let’s see what happens.
Ian Happ. A great catch against the center field wall when the game could have gotten ugly quickly, then hit his second home run in the season, which game him the team lead until…
Anthony Rizzo hit his second, two hitters later.
Is Marquee really gonna make Len and JD suit up all year? By the third inning, the jackets were off and the ties were loosened. I was expecting Deshaies to be down to a t shirt and boxers by the seventh.
Not having anything to do with this game, but the Marlins are racking up the COVID positive players, with four from their 30 man roster, including three starters. While I’m happy to have baseball back I still maintain this is not a particularly good idea.
As I said, tomorrow night is Cubs/Reds in the Queen City, and the Reds are looking like they’re having their own COVID issues. See you there here.