PHI 2 – CHC 3
Báez off the bench, sees one pitch, and instantly becomes the most electric player on the field.
NL MVP in sight.
Javy’s walk-off single snaps the Phils 4-game winning streak and saves the Cubs from another frustrating loss due to a lack of scoring.
The month of May has been a throwback to the all-or-nothing lineups of 2017-18.
MAY 3-5 at WRIGLEY
Cubs sweep Cards, 3-0.
Score 23 runs in the series.
10-for-17 with RISP
Since then, the Cubs have played four series (MIA, MIL, CIN, WSH) and are a combined 13-for-82 with RISP (.158 avg.).
In the last two games, both against Philly, the Cubs are 4-for-20 with RISP.
Plenty of guys are getting on, not enough getting in.
This month alone how many times have we seen the Cubs load the bases and score zero or one run?
Last night in the 1st the Cubs had three walks, a hit, and only plated one run.
7 of the last 15 games have been decided by one run.
Cubs are (4-3) in those contests.
4 of the last 8 home games have been walk-offs.
The Cubs still have the second-best run differential in the NL (+59).
While the Cubs have faced strong starting pitching this month, and the weather has been mostly uncooperative, even a little scoring consistency would make this lineup lethal series-to-series.
SCHWARBER: (0-4, BB)
Started last 6 games in the leadoff spot: .182/.310/.409
5 BB, 8 K
BRYANT: (3-4, 2 R, BB)
Scored Cubs first run in the 1st.
Led off the 9th with a walk … came around to score the tying run.
KB Batting in the 9th inning, 2019: .429/.467/.1.071
KB Last 10 Games: .346/.440/.682
6.0 IP — 0 ER, 2 H — 3 BB, 4 K
Has gone at least 6-innings in 6 of 9 starts.
Allowed 3 ER or fewer in 8 of 9 starts.
Throwing error (6).
11 errors all of last season.
BRYCE HARPER: (0-4)
Tuesday was the first time in 19 career games at Wrigley that he did not reach base.
Cole Hamels faces the Phillies for the first time since being traded to Texas in July 2015.
NEXT – Wed. vs. PHI, 7:05 p.m. CT
Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.77)
Cole Hamels (4-0, 3.13)