CHC 7 – MIA 2
Yu Darvish was staked to a 3-0 lead before throwing a pitch; Willson Contreras drew a bases loaded walk and David Bote’s double scored two. Chad Wallach homered off Darvish in the 4th to bring the Marlins within a run, 3-2. But that was all for the Fish. The Cubs tacked on two in the 5th and Contreras wrapped up the scoring with a solo HR in the 7th and an RBI single in the 9th.
Contreras: 2-3, HR (6), 3 RBI
Báez: 3-5, 2 R, RBI
Bote: 1-5, 3 RBI
Darvish: 5.2 IP — 2 R, 4 H — 4 BB, 8 K
Bullpen: 3.1 IP — 0 R, 2 H — 1 BB, 5 K
Contreras has been the steady hand in the lineup. He’s hitting for average (.341), he’s hitting for power (6 HR), and he leads the team in OBP (.471).
Rizzo (0-3) is in a 1-for-20 slump. He has one multi-hit outing this season: March 31 at Texas. On the plus side, he leads the team in walks (12).
Almora Jr. (45 AB) and Zobrist (44 AB) have zero extra base hits between them.
Heyward: 43 AB — 10 BB, 5 K — OBP .455. Can he keep it going?
Báez’s last two games: 6-10, 4 2B, 3 RBI.
Darvish’s outing was just okay. That’s good enough against a lowly Marlins lineup, but he has yet to pitch with sharp command or complete 6 innings. The expectations for Darvish are way higher, which is why his season has become such a tiresome waiting game.
CUBS EXTRA BASE HITS
9 — Báez
8 — Contreras
6 — Bryant
5 — Heyward
4 — Bote
Miami’s bench coach is former big leaguer Tim Wallach. His son, Chad, was the Marlins starting catcher on Monday. He homered off Darvish in the 4th.
Jose Quintana (1-1, 5.14)
Pablo Lopez (1-1, 6.60)
Sunday’s PPD game against the Angels will be played on Monday, June 3 at 3:05 p.m. CDT.