Friday, May 17, 2019


The Cubs offense exploded for 14 runs against the Nationals last night and it didn't take long to get started as Javy Baez had an RBI double in the first to extend his career high 15 game hitting streak and then Albert Almora Jr took Max Scherzer deep on an 0-2 pitch that went 445 feet for the longest HR of his career.

The real fireworks started in the 7th as Bryant went deep. Schwarber then went deep in the 8th on the 13th pitch of the at bat as he fouled off several close pitches before hitting an opposite field HR.  The 2016 MVP was not done there though as he would go back to back with Schwarber in the 8th and homer in the 9th for the second three homer game of his career. 

Cole Hamels gave up two runs in five IP and moved to 4-0 on the season.  Jon Lester squares off against Stephen Strasburg at 6:15 CST.

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