2018 Cubs – Thirteenth Ten Games

Having 7 straight days of trade bait means I’m slipping behind on this task again.  We’re past the 150 game mark and the race is still tense as I write this.  Hopefully there is a little more separation by the time this goes live.

For games 121-130, there was a small 3 game losing streak mixed in, but the Cubs won the other 7 in the batch.  For the first time, I think, the players of the game were more often people I don’t collect, so there are a bunch of stand-ins.

Canvas collection

Win #71 – Schwarber – This was the second straight 1-0 game.  Not pretty, but it works. Hamels didn’t have too many Ks this time. Kyle was 1-2, with 2 walks and a solo homer to win.

Only in 2 years of Ginter I think

Win #72 – David Bote – Local legend Bote went 1-2, with 2 walks.  His 2-run homer in the 5th give us the lead for good.

Rookie Silver Foil version

Win #73 – Cole Hamels – The first Complete Game of the year for the Cubs, I believe.  1 run, 8 hits, 2 walks, 7 Ks over 114 pitches, and a pick off of Billy Hamilton.  Solid.

Golden rookie

Win #74 – Bote – Again with a walk-off homer! No one was on base this time, but in the bottom of the 10th, he came up big as he’s already become known to do.

Holo version

Win #75 – Baez – We can’t forget about Baez.  He went 2-3, 1 walk (a rarity), and got 3 RBIs (not a rarity) including a solo homer in the 5th and a 2-run single in the 7th.

I think that’s higher now

Win #76 – Hendricks – Pitchers haven’t earned a lot of these honors, but this won’t be the last time you see Hendricks show up.  On this game, he pitched 7 innings, gave up only 2 hits and 1 walk, had 5Ks, and no runs in a blowout.

Love those winter clothes

Win #77 – Rizzo – To close it out, Anthony was 3-5, and had 2 RBI off of 2 doubles and a homer.  Solid day all around.

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