After attack a game-winning home run, Kyle Schwarber was discerning to indicate out Thursday that there were other heroes that contributed to a Cubs‘ 6-4 feat during St. Louis.
Perhaps a many unheralded contributions came from relievers Hector Rondon and Carl Edwards Jr.
Despite permitting 3 home runs in World Baseball Classic play for Team Venezuela and struggling as recently as Mar 30 during Houston, Rondon quelled some worries in an critical situation.
Rondon indispensable usually 7 pitches — all strikes — to representation a ideal seventh inning. His flawless tour was timely since manager Joe Maddon used him after a Cubs fast seized a lead on Schwarber’s homer.
Astros in his final muster outing.
Edwards, meanwhile, stranded a restraining and winning runs in a eighth by distinguished out Randal Grichuk on a 97 mph fastball, and afterwards whiffing Jedd Gyorko on an 80-mph curve.
“He was wonderful,” Maddon said. “The things he threw out there was great. You can go adult and down. There were a lot of good things.”