THE FIRST PITCH-4/28/16Leave a Comment
THE FIRST PITCH A daily recap of the latest Cubs victory along with our take on both Chicago and national sports.
Cubs 7 Brewers 2 – A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
- Jake Arrieta lost his bid for a second no-hitter in a row on the first Brewer batter of the game. While not as sharp as usual, Jake went five innings to become the first Cubs pitcher to 5-0 in his first five starts since Greg Maddux in 2006.
- David Ross hit a solo home run, Ben Zobrist smacked a two-run single and Anthony Rizzo and Tommy La Stella each hit RBI doubles for the Cubs, now 16-5 and off to their best start since going 17-4 in 1907.
- Rizzo’s 23 RBI’s is the most by a Cubs player in April since Derrek Lee drove in 28 in 2008.
- The Cub batters continued eating up opposing pitching by drawing eleven walks while chasing starting pitcher Taylor Jungmann now 0-4 and sporting a 9.15 ERA.
- Kris Bryant suffered a mild sprain while running the bases and left the game early to receive a precautionary MRI.