I am a lifelong Cubs and Bears fan (among various other sports and teams). I have been playing fantasy since the 1990's (I don't actually remember the exact year). I am excited to be doing this, and hope along the way I manage to help a few of you out with my updates.
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Kris Bryant went 1-for-3 with his hit being a first-inning triple that drove in the only Chicago run of the game.
Anthony Rizzo was 0-for-3 but was hit by a pitch to start the game. He would come around to score the only Cubs run.
Jake Arrieta went four innings allowing six runs (five earned). He walked six innings while striking out only four. He fell to 7-6.
Jason Heyward has shown improvement and it has not been ruled out that he could return as soon as Thursday in Washington.
Kyle Hendricks is showing improvement in his right middle finger but it looks like a return soon after the All-Star break is the best case scenario.
Javier Baez went 2-for-5 (only Cubs with multiple hits). He scored an eighth-inning run to make it 2-0 and then drove in the eventual winning run in the ninth inning of a 5-4 victory.
Tommy La Stella came in as pinch-hitter in the ninth inning and singled. He would come around to score in a 5-4 victory.
Albert Almora went 1-for-1 with three walks. His lone hit came on a bunt that drove in the second Cubs run.
Ian Happ went 1-for-5 but played a huge role in the game. In the nnth inning, his lone hit drove in a run and then he would come around to score the eventual game winner.
Kris Bryant went 0-for-4 but he was intentionally walked in the ninth inning which lead to him coming around to score.
Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a walk Monday on the way to a 5-4 victory.
Willson Contreras batted leadoff and lead the game off with a solo HR. He would finish 1-for-4 but that one run was the only one in the game until the eighth inning.