Tuesday, June 1, 2021


Holy mackerel! The first place Cubs whalloped the Padres 7-2 at Wrigley on Monday behind a solid spot start from Kohl Stewart (5 IP, 0 ER, 2 K) and two homers apiece from Javier Baez and Patrick Wisdom. Meanwhile, the Cards lost, giving the North Siders sole possession of first.

Baez's blasts tallied 3 RBI while Wisdom's were both solo shots. Wisdom is now batting .467 (1.633 OPS) in 15 games for the Cubs this season. And Kris Bryant continues to rake:  his 2-for-4 day raised his season average to .324 (1.016 OPS).

The bullpen continued to roll, allowing 1 ER with 6 K in 4 innings. Tommy Nance (1 IP, 0 ER, 2 K) has yet to allow an earned run in 2021 (6.2 IP), Andrew Chafin (0.2 IP, 1 K) dropped his season ERA to 2.22, and Keegan Thompson (2.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 K) is sporting a 0.52 ERA for the season.

The series continues Tuesday at Wrigley. 53 games down, 109 to go.

Go Cubs go!

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