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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John Lackey went five inning allowing five runs. He gave up a combined 10 walks and hits while striking out five. He fell to 4-5 on the season.
Kyle Schwarber will not be starting against left-handed pitchers until he turns his recent struggles around. Joe Maddon came out and clarified the situation as reported Friday. Maddon did say that once Schwarber gets hot, he will play against pitchers of both sides.
Jake Arrieta went six innings allowing four runs. He struck out nine while only allowing a combined six hits and walks. His bane was the two HRs he gave up that accounted for three runs.
Eddie Butler went five innings allowing only a single run. He gave up a total of six walks and hits while only striking out one. Butler earned the victory to go to 2-0 on the season.
Jason Heyward went 1-for-4 but that one hit was a fifth inning solo HR that put the Cubs up 2-1 on the way to a 5-1 victory.
Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 and scored on a wild pitch followed by a throwing error. The Cubs would win 5-1.
Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 but still managed to score two runs. His first inning solo HR would erase the only lead the Giants would have all game.
Ben Zobrist went 3-for-4 as he was back in the lead-off spot. He hit a solo HR that extended the lead to 3-1 which was his third HR in his past four games.
Wade Davis allowed a two-run HR but managed to finish the ninth inning with no more damage to earn his tenth save of the season. He allowed three base runners while striking out two. The two runs were the first earned runs charged to him this season.
Jon Jay came in as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning to hit a sacrifice fly that drove in Miguel Montero with what would turn into the winning run.
Miguel Montero went 2-for-3 and scored on a San Francisco error.
Jason Heyward went 1-for-4 but that one time on-base resulted in scoring the eventual game winner.