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Cubs Feeling Good after Winning 5 of 6; Head into Showdown with Cards

Posted on 06 July 2015 by Bob

This 4th of July was one to remember for Cubs fans. Of course they enjoyed the fireworks show post-game; they had every reason to be jubilant after Kris Bryant launched his own proverbial fireworks during the game. Bryant hit a two-run homer off the left field score board in the bottom of the first, and then added a grand salami, his first at Wrigley Field, in the bottom of the second en route to a 7 – 2 Cubs victory that had the crowd buzzing on a gorgeous night at the Friendly Confines. You couldn’t ask for a better 4th of July, and the Cubs have to be pretty pleased with themselves as they have won five of their last six games.

A stark turnaround from their five-game losing streak, the Cubs have been getting it done with pitching as the offense has put up two runs or fewer in 10 of their last 12 games. With the offense treading water for the most part, the pitching staff has been remarkable.  Arrieta, Hendricks, Hammel; these guys have been working late into games and scattering few hits while posting zeroes on the scoreboard.  It’s not often that teams with such little run support find success but these Cubs are currently riding that model to stay on pace in the wild card chase and have another excellent opportunity to make a dent in the division with the Cards in town for a four game set.

Tonight it’s Jon Lester vs. John Lackey in a 7:05PM start.Cubs - cards

Let’s Go Cubs!

 

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