The Chicago Cubs lead the major leagues in strikeouts, and Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta took full advantage of their free-swinging ways.
Chris Coghlan hit a leadoff homer, and Javier Baez had his second career three-hit game.
Eric Jokisch opposes Jimmy Nelson tonight at Miller Park.
Put it on your calendar — crosstown foes play from July 10-12 at Wrigley and Aug. 14-16 at The Cell.
“It is mostly about him staying in himself and staying more focused in his zone,” Rick Renteria says of Javier Baez.
Starlin Castro has a high left ankle sprain that will keep him out for September.
Matt Garza opposes Kyle Hendricks tonight at Wrigley Field.
Starlin Castro is hitting .292 this season.
Chicago struggled all afternoon at the plate, fanning 16 times.
Mike Fiers opposes Edwin Jackson this afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Kyle Lohse opposes Tsuyoshi Wada tonight at Wrigley Field.
Kyle Hendricks is 4-1 with a 1.73 ERA this season.
Aramis Ramirez is happy to see former teammate Starlin Castro’s resurgence.
Wily Peralta opposes Kyle Hendricks tonight at Wrigley Field.
This is a smooth move by a veteran Cubs fan.
Coming off his worst start of the year, Jake Arrieta gave up two runs and five hits in 7 1-3 innings for the Cubs. The right-hander was hit hard in a loss at Colorado on Wednesday, allowing season highs of nine runs and 13 hits in five-plus innings.
Contrary to the evidence, this wasn’t a Little League game.
Props for the creativity.