The Cubs are halfway through their west coast road trip winning 1 and dropping 2 to the Giants. The Cubs looked solid for the most part in this series with the highlight being the pitching. Cubs dropped the first game 2-1 in 10 innings with an outstanding outing by Hendricks, going 8.1 innings giving up 5 hits, 1 run (Un-earned), walking 1 and striking out 8. Hendricks hasn’t exactly been himself this year, so this was a welcoming sight for all Cubs fans. Game 2 Quintana spun a gem going 6 innings, giving up 3 hits, 0 runs, walking 2, and striking out 3. Quintana would pick up the win with a 2-0 Cubs win. Game 3 was a long one. In game 3 Montgomery wasn’t as bad as it seemed. He gave up 4 ER’s in the 1st inning, then not give up another run through 5. The bullpen then came in and shut down the Giants until the 13th. Farrell was the highlight of the bullpen in this one.
Boy, you have to feel a little bad for Mr. David Bote. Bote was called up when Bryant was sent to the DL, and he showed he is MLB ready. Could Bote be trade bait at the deadline now? However, it is nice to have Mr. Reliable Kris Bryant back. After a short 2 game rehab stint in Tennessee, Bryant came back and wasted no time making his presence felt by belting a 2-run bomb to center in the 5th. Although it didn’t kill the Cubs not having him, having him back is huge going forward.
You heard it from our guy first! @drunkrizz44 was the first to break the news that Javy and Schwarbs will be participating in the HR derby! As a Cubs fan I have mixed emotions about this. You often see guys go into slumps after the derby, but how fun will it be to watch these 2 hit the ball as far as they can?
The Cubs recently mixed up the rotation that put Jon as the starter on Sunday. This would make Jon unable to pitch in the All Star game.