The Cubs went to Milwaukee for a three game series against the Brewers. They pretty much stole a series. After getting shut down in game 1, they went into the 9th inning in game 2, down against Josh Hader. A big inning then, and a few big innings the next day led to the Cubs taking two of three.
The real lead: Alec Mills pitched a no hitter on Sunday. As huge Mills fans, we couldn't be more excited for him.
We had two bingos!
Cubs lose 1-0
Jon Lester had a nice bounceback start: 6 innings of shutout ball. He gave up just 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 8. A nice use of 100 pitches. It was good enough until the Brewers manufactured a run off Wick/Jeffress in the 9th.
Cubs bats lost this game, getting only 2 hits and 0 walks the entire evening. They struck out 16 times as a team. They looked terrible.
Cubs Win 4-2
Down 2-0 against Josh Hader in the 9th, this game was over. Baez singled, then Rizzo had a pinch hit single. Heyward blasted a 3 run shot. Then Vargas followed it up with a homer of his own.
Kyle Hendricks was solid, pitching 7.2 innings of 2 run ball. He struck out 7, gave up 6 hits, but walked 0. Another good start for the professor.
Cubs win 12-0
Alec Mills pitched a no hitter. He scattered a few walks and strikeouts, but induced weak contact off the Brewers all afternoon long, leading to the 16th no-hitter in Cubs history.
Cubs bats were also a big story, piling on a bunch of runs. Bote had a two run shot in the 5th. The other 10 runs came off of timely hitting and Brewer mistakes. Happ had 2 RBIs. Caratini and Bote had 3 RBIs apiece. Kipnis had 2 and Heyward had 1. Great day for the bats.
With this series win, the Cubs improve to 28-20. Currently 3.5 up on the Cardinals.
Matt and the pants went 2-1, now at a 11-7 record.