Cubs 6 @ Brewers 5 (Box Score)
CHAPMAN RUMORS – We heard late last night massive talk that the Cubs are close to a deal with the Yankees and that it’s basically done. It’s hard to comment on it when we truly do not know all the details and I hate commenting on rumors, so I will say this. If the Cubs move Gleyber Torres and it brings Aroldis Chapman back and it helps us win the World Series, I’m good. At this point I’m ready to win a World Series. Is Torres a high price of a piece? Of course, but sometimes you have to push the chips in and go for it, especially when you have an embarrassment of riches.
SERIES WIN – We took care of business this weekend, thought we made it difficult on Sunday to win the series. In the end, we won the series and that’s the key. Just keep winning series. This week, with the split with the White Sox, let’s focus on taking 3 of 4. Just keep winning series and this will be a fun second half.
NEW TOYS – We got to see Mike Montgomery and Joe Nathan, Joe’s new toys, pitch this weekend. Montgomery got into the game on Saturday and Nathan on Sunday. What were your thoughts? While Nathan got into trouble early, I was very impressed that he hung in there and struck out the side to get out of it.
PERFORMANCES OF NOTE
- AA – Trey Martin (CF) – 3 for 4, RBI
- A-Adv – Yasiel Balaguert (1B) – 2 for 4, 2 2B, 3 RBI
- A – Matt Rose (3B) – 2 for 4, 2B, RBI
- A – Casey Bloomquist (SP) – 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, BB, 4 K
- SS – Oscar De La Cruz (SP) – 4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K