Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Holy cow! The Cubs beat the Nats 6-3 on Tuesday behind homers from David Bote and Ian Happ, 2 RBI from Willson Contreras, and four scoreless innings from the bullpen. The offense collected 13 hits on the way to the victory.

The Cubs recognized Jon Lester in a pregame ceremony, presenting him with a W flag and Wrigley seats signed by teammates, coaches, and staff. Last night's pregame ceremony had David Ross presenting Kyle Schwarber with a number 12 plate from the manual scoreboard (and hopefully perpetual rights to visit the top of the Budweiser scoreboard).

Some impressive stats:
  • Cubs have won 9 of their last 13 games,
  • Cubs' bullpen has the second-lowest ERA in the NL,
  • Nico Hoerner is now hitting .353 with a .904 OPS,
  • Kris Bryant is now hitting .309 with a 1.027 OPS, 10 HR, and 26 RBI, and
  • Craig Kimbrel's save was his eighth of the season (1.08 ERA).
The series continues Wednesday at Wrigley. 41 games down, 121 to go.

Go Cubs go!

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