#TheACE Jon Lester notched his 4th win of the season on Monday night.
WRIGLEY FIELD- The Cubs fell to 2nd place (2.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers to be exact) after a weekend sweep at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals but some good ol home cooking got them back in the W column as they took care of the Los Angeles Angels 8-1 in a "snowed-out" makeup game from April 14th. The offensive attack was led by Javier Baez (2-4 1 HR 3 RBI) & Jason Heyward (2-4 2 RBI/6 game hit streak).
#TheACE Jon Lester was back on his A-game as he picked up his 4th win of the year. He went seven innings giving up 4 hits and 1 run while walking 1 and striking out 6. He threw 108 pitches, 70 for strikes. "I felt a lot better...I had command of the curveball and changeup for most of the day. The play by #CarGo changes the whole outcome of the game," said Lester.
The Cubs welcome the Colorado Rockies in for a 3 game set before they look for revenge against the division rival Cardinals in a 3 game weekend set.
FINAL SCORE- Cubs 8 LAA 1
SUMMARY- The Cubs got on the board first in the bottom of 4 as #BamBam Kyle Schwarber scored on an #ELMago Javier Baez fielders choice to give CHI a 1-0 lead. They slapped a 5 piece spicy on the board in the bottom of 6. An rbi double down the 3rd base line from Baez, a 2 rbi double down the first base line from #JHey Jason Heyward, a sac fly from #Addie Addison Russell & a bloop rbi single from Schwarber made it 6-0 Cubs. LA finally got on the board in the top of 7 with the bases loaded and 1 out on a sac fly from Jonathan Lucroy. Lucroy could've cleared the bases but an outstanding stab in right field by #CarGO Carlos Gonzalez held them to one run. Chicago added 2 more in the bottom of 7 behind solo HR's from Baez & #ILLWILL Willson Contreras to give the Cubs an 8-1 lead.
PLAYER(S) OF THE GAME- #ELMAGO Javier Baez..he was 2-4 with a HR & 3 rbi. #TheACE giving up 1 run & 4 hits in 7 innings picking up win number 4.
PLAY OF THE GAME- #CarGO Carlos Gonzalez with a diving catch at the right field wall in the top of 7 with the bases loaded to keep the Angels to 1 run instead of 3.
QUOTE OF THE GAME- "How about the play by Gonzalez. That
play changed the game and he made a great first impression." - Joe Maddon on #CarGo
NEXT GAME- Tonight vs Colorado Rockies
Kyle Hendricks (5-4) v Jeff Hoffman (1-1)
*The Cubs will play 36 games in 38 days heading into the All-Star break.
*Since being called up from AAA, Carl Edwards Jr. is 1-0 with 4 holds and a (2.43) ERA with one walk & 12 strikeouts in 12 outings while his opponents batting average is .108.