The First Pitch – Cubs 7 Pirates 2Leave a Comment
1. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel gave up two runs on five hits with a walk and three strikeouts in five-plus innings.
2. The Cubs bullpen shut the Pirates down for four innings in relief of Hammel. Adam Warren, Justin Grimm, Pedro Strop and Travis Wood each tossed an inning of scoreless ball.
3. Matt Szczur left Monday’s game before the bottom of the fifth inning with a tight right hamstring.
4. One month into the 2016 MLB season and the Cubs remain the only team to not lose back to back games.
5. Jake Arrieta goes for his sixth victory today.