2018 Cubs – Seventh Ten Games

After giving us the best ten game stretch of the season, the team regressed a bit and went 5-5 in the next ten games. I’m pretty sure that at this point, we relinquished the division lead to the Brewers by the end of this and have not been able to take it back as of 7/11 when I’m writing this.  We’re about 90 games into the season and I’m already watching the standings and getting more excited about this race.  Should be fun!

Not exactly “The Thinker”

Win #37 – Lester – It seems like every start, he gets my pick for player of the game. The 2018 All-Star pitched 7 innings, allowed 1 hit, 2 walks, recorded 5Ks and 0 ER, and reduced his ERA even further to 2.22.

From the Mini set

Win #38 – Heyward – On the day, he and Albert Almora both went 3-6.  Jason would hit a key single in the 8th to tie the score at 2. Then, the Cubs scored 5 in the 11th inning to win.  3 RBI in that game were Jason’s.

Variations needed

Win #39 – Bryant – Kris snapped a homer-less streak of about a month in this game (this was prior to going on the DL as well).  Overall, he was 2-4, with 4 RBI in a 13-5 win over the Cardinals.

Same here

Win #40 – Schwarber – Nothing really stood out this game.  Kyle was 1-3, with only 1 RBI, but that run tied the game in the 5th.  He also recorded 2 walks, which is good for this impatient team.

4th All-Star in my opinion

Win #41 – In the second game of a doubleheader, the Cubs got another solid start from Mike Montgomery, but Albert Almora was 2-5, with a double and a game winning single in the 10th after Bryant’s triple. That put him at a .325 average on the year at that point, vying for the NL batting crown early.

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