This is the first time since 2011 that the Cubs have won six in a row. Cubs starting ace, Jon Lester proved his workmanlike attitude while battling the heat and pitching into the seventh inning. A new respect for the guy as he earned his fourth win in a row as the Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1.
“He kept 92-93 [mph] the whole game, he kept the cutter the whole game, he kept the curveball the whole game, kept his command,”Joe Maddon said. “Everything was there at the very end. He was exhausted. He’s a sweater, man. He was sweating pretty good. He held it up.”
The pitching for the Cubs has been improving every game and that’s another key to their successes.
“We’re pitching pretty well. Obviously, our offense has done some pretty good things, and we’re playing good defense,” Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant said. “We’re having a lot of fun with this and hopefully we’ll keep it going.”
The Cubs are looking to extend their streak to seven games when Jake Arrieta takes to the mound to do battle against AJ Burnett.
Things are looking bright for the North Siders, well maybe not the weather as we’re keeping our fingers crossed for today’s weather. Driving all the way from Eastern Ontario to have a rain out would be pretty horrible. We didn’t come all the way here to play Euchre. So, what are some cool things to do in Chicago when it rains?
Yesterday, we visited the Shedd Museum which was pretty awesome. Although I kept thinking that we should have gotten tickets to yesterday’s game instead, not because the museum wasn’t great, I mean I loved those Belugas, but praying that the weather holds up at least until the game is over.