T 1st; -.-
COL 3 – CHC 1
Javy Báez’s RBI single to plate Kris Bryant with two outs in the 6th accounted for the Cubs lone run on Thursday.
It marked Báez’s 40th RBI this season and Bryant’s 47th run scored as both players rank at or near the top of the team leaderboard in each category.
Anthony Rizzo is the only Cub who has driven in more runs (44) than Báez (40) or Braynt (36).
KB leads the club in runs scored (47), while Báez ranks 2nd (41) and Rizzo ranks 3rd (39).
José Quintana (4-5, 3.77) is averaging 4 runs of support per start this season. But in nearly half of his 12 starts he’s received 2 or fewer runs of support five times, including his 7.1 innings of work Thursday afternoon.
Quintana also remains winless in day games falling to (0-3, 5.04) in 4 starts.
NEXT – Fri. vs. STL, 1:20 p.m. CT
Miles Mikolas (4-5, 4.41)
Cole Hamels (4-2, 3.62)