If you’re looking for a Cubs hero in their 7-2 win over a White Sox during Wrigley Field on Tuesday, afterwards you’d substantially start with Willson Contreras.
The boiling Cubs catcher stayed scorching, obliterating a Carlos Rodon representation for a three-run homer in a initial inning and pushing in another run later.
But Carl Edwards Jr. owned a inning of a game.
Owned it so decisively, in fact, that he should get credit for a sixth-inning save.
John Lackey with runners on second and third and nothing out in a sixth with a Cubs adult 4-2. He proceeded to strike out Tyler Saladino, retire Melky Cabrera on a comebacker and fan Jose Abreu. Inning over. No damage. Hero made.
If a suggestion of a order is to prerogative a reliever who protects a lead with a restraining or go-ahead run on bottom or on deck, afterwards Edwards Jr. qualified. No pitches that any Cub threw after that were as important, generally after a Cubs scored twice in a bottom of a sixth to go adult four. Somehow, a “hold’’ seems sore for such a high-leverage moment.
Throwing during hitters is villainous and stupid. Next.
Yoan Moncada. That’s because we go to a ballpark — to see something you’ve never seen before.
Or that’s because we stay home and watch a Sox broadcasts — to hear a seething Hawk Harrelson contend this: “Lackey, it’s only a matter of time, buddy. Just a matter of time.’’
Hawk also pronounced this: “You can gamble your honeyed bippy someone’s going to get strike on a Cubs.’’ Kids, ask we parents.
Three strikeouts, a tainted ball off his right knee that forsaken him during a image and afterwards came his initial career ejection in reduction than 4 innings for Kris Bryant. Platinum sombrero, right? Plutonium sombrero? Some kind of sombrero.
Rodon had authorised 11 warranted runs in 9 innings over his final dual starts, afterwards immediately gave adult 3 in a bottom of a first. Don’t try this during home, kids.
Counting switch-hitters, a Cubs started an roughly disdainful right-handed lineup opposite Rodon, but, while it’s a tiny representation size, in Rodon’s prior 4 games this season, maladroit hitters batted .269 opposite him, while righties strike only .216. Guess nobody told Contreras in a initial inning.
Or Ben Zobrist in a second.
Rodon’s initial 6 outs were strikeouts. He lifted that series to 11 after 4 innings. So, Rodon seemed headed to a misfortune 20-strikeout diversion in history. Except for those 98 paltry pitches before a diversion was half over.
But get a bucket of this: Rodon drilled a two-run, two-out double in a tip of a second, his initial major-league hit. Hey, during slightest Lackey didn’t give adult a home run.
Rodon’s 6.29 ERA is a drug prescribed when you’re vehement about a Sox rebuild.
Ditto, Yoan Moncada’s .100 batting average.
Wait a sec, we consider Javy Baez only struck out again.