Chicago gave Pittsburgh and its depressingly low attendance a rude awakening last night, as the Cubs shelled out 17 hits to take game one of the three-game series, 14-3.
John Lackey continues to struggle as he gave up another home run yesterday in Cincinnati. Will his struggles continue? Meanwhile, Jason Heyward continues to exceed expectations and Anthony Rizzo’s power has arrived…finally.
I love a hard-fought game about as much as the next baseball fan, but the last few games were getting to be a bit tough on my blood pressure, hanging on for the rally to finally commence. Friday night’s game was pretty agonizing with rallies fizzling in the 7th and 8th inning. So, when we get a game like we got on Saturday, it’s a welcome reprieve.