Vintage Lester tonight as the cubs win 1-0 over the pirates. Lester goes 6 strong innings allowing 0 runs on 5 hits while striking out 8. Only offense the cubs got tonight was off the bat of Ian Happ,a solo home run which was enough plus the stellar defense and tough bullpen to win this game. Good start to this road trip. 3 1/2 games ahead. CUBS WIN!!!
Okay ninth inning got to hold them. Strop on the mound to close it down I hope. 8-4 still cubs leading with 3 outs to go. Strop a little shakey but got the job done. Final 8-4 CUBS WIN!! Wish we could of swept but i'll take the split. Back to 3 games ahead. off to Pittsburg and a 4 game series. GO CUBS!!!
That pitch was more like a"on purpose" pitch. Too bad Javi didn't go yard on him after that. Believe me Maddon won't forget and I believe something will get back to the brewers somewhere down the line. 8-4 now in the cubs eight