The Cubs played their last games of the seasons against the Reds. They took 2 of 3 at Wrigley Field, taking 6 of 10 overall for the season.
WE HAVE TWO BINGOS! Almost 3 in fact. Good job boys!
Cubs Win 3-0
Alec Mills was good. He scattered 4 hits and 3 walks over 6 shutout innings. He threw 102 pitches, 61 for strikes. The bullpen was good as well, as Underwood, Tepera and Jeffress each had shutout innings. It was a good performance against a tough Reds lineup
The Cubs managed only 4 hits, but made them count enough. Bote had a 2-run 2nd inning triple. Baez had a run scoring triple in the third. 1 walk meant 5 baserunners total, but at least we weren't relying on homers.
Cubs Lose 0-3
It was Trevor Bauer vs Yu Darvish again, and it was a tough one. Darvish had a tough first inning, walking 2 then giving up a homer. That would be all the scoring. Darvish would strike out 9 and go 6 innings for the quality start, but Bauer was on. He pitched 7.2 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits. No walks either, as the Cub bats were completely silent.
Cubs Win 8-5
This was a back and forth win. First there was a nice long rain delay. Adbert Alzolay had 3 ER in 3.2 innings, and then it became a bullpen game. Ryan, Tepera, Adam, Wick, Winkler and Jeffress all pitched. Winkler had a tougher outing, but everyone else scattered their baserunners for scoreless outings.
The bats were the bigger story. After combining for 7 hits in two games, Cubs hitters had 13 hits and 7 walks. 20 baserunners! 5 runs in the 4th and 2 in the 5th put them up 7-3. MVP watch Happ went 1-5 with 2 RBI and 1 R. Nico Hoerner had 3 RBIs as he went 2-4. Willson Contreras went 4-4. Bryant and Rizzo each went 2-4. The only hitter to not get in on the action: Javy Baez, who went 0-5. The Cubs lit up Sonny Gray for 5 ER in 3.1 IP, in the kind of offensive outburst we've been wanting.
The Cubs improve to 26-19, and have a 3 game lead over the Cardinals. Matt and the pants went 2-1, improving to 9-6.