MILWAUKEE, WI – For the second consecutive contest, the Cubs offense has been on fire. Last night’s win against the Brewers featured the Cubs putting up 11 runs, while today’s game saw them pour on another seven. Jake Arrieta had another strong performance for the Cubs, picking up his second win on the season in the process.
The Cubs jumped all over the Brewers early, scoring 4 runs in the first due to an Addison Russell double and a Jason Heyward triple. It seems like I’ve been typing Jason Heyward‘s name a lot in these recaps, keep it up J-Hey.
In the second inning, Kyle Schwarber launched another bomb to center, making the score 5-0. But the very next inning, Ryan Braun gave the Brewers some life, thanks to a 3-run home run to center. The home run would be the only runs for the Brewers on the afternoon, as Arrieta took control of the game. Unfortunately, the same can not be said about Zach Davies as he gave up five earned runs through 5.0 innings of work.
In the seventh, Ben Zobrist homered to right, making the score 6-3. Shortly after, Heyward singled to center, scoring Russell putting the Cubs ahead 7-3. The score would end up being 7-4 after a ninth inning homer by Domingo Santana, thanks to solid relief work out of Carl Edwards Jr., Hector Rondon and Wade Davis.
Jake Arrieta: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 3R/3ER, 2 BB, 10 K
Jason Heyward: 2-5, 3B, 3 RBI
Ryan Braun: 1-4, 3R-HR, 3 RBI, R
The Cubs picked up another series win, their second in a row. Jake Arrieta has looked great in his first two starts on the year and the bullpen had been solid throughout the entire series. And we can’t forget, Jason Heyward is looking absolutely ridiculous with a bat in his hands.
Eh, not much. Go Cubs.
The Cubs make their home debut tomorrow versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. It will mark their first game back home since being crowned World Series champions. You can bet Wrigley will be electric tomorrow.
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