Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Holy cow! Cubs hold off the Padres 8-7 at Wrigley to win their eighth straight game. Jon Lester picked up the win and kept his season ERA below 2.00 with 6 IP, 4 K, and 3 ER.

NL Player of the Week Ben Zobrist continued his hot streak, going 4-for-4 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored. MLB OBP leader Dexter "You Go, We Go" Fowler reached in 3 of 5 plate appearances, and Addison Russell went 2-for-3 with 3 RBI.

And, the MLB-best Cubs didn't screw the closer today, as Hector Rondon earned his 7th save in 7 chances.

The first place Cubs play the Friars twice Wednesday -- a noon game to make up Monday's rainout and the regularly scheduled 7 pm series finale.

Let's go!

NL Central Standings
Team        W   L    PCT    GB
Cubs       25   6   .806    --
Pirates    17  15   .531   8.5
Cards      16  15   .500   9.5

It's only May, but you've gotta like the statisticians' take on the 2016 Cubs. 

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