The Chicago Cubs Seem to get Nearer to the St. Louis Cardinals with a win and some help from the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
The Pirates did their part with a 9-4 win over the NL Central Cardinals. The Cubs failed to draw due to some loss to the Brewers. Then they took a 1-0 lead at the 3rd and then things turned into mush in a hurry.
The Brewers cruised to a 7-1 win Friday night at Miller Park and reacted with 4 runs in the bottom half of the inning. With the reduction, the Diamondbacks managed to inch at the hunt. The Cubs have a 2.5-game advantage about the Diamondbacks entering today. Only the fact that we’re speaking about the Diamondbacks at a postseason race is a win for them.
So far as the Brewers are concerned, they have an outside shot at going to the postseason. So there’s something to play for this month, at least at the present time their season is not dead yet. The Brewers are tied with Phillies and the Mets who are the final wildcard all four games back. The disappointing season that team has to go to the Phillies. They were the team who spent bucks for one participant in the offseason.
Even the Cubs missing out on the postseason would be a disappointing year. They’ve got too much talent on board to not go to the Wild Card Game. It’ll be a long offseason for the Cubs when they throw away this, however they also control their own fate with a 2.5-game lead.
Yu Darvish pitching down the stretch could help contribute to that. The Cubs have been contributed a increase watching him fight down the stretch would be catastrophic and recently by darvish. Darvish is expected to get the start Saturday. Head below for our complimentary Cubs vs. Brewers select.
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Yu Darvish has shown that he can be an elite pitcher recently. Since July 12th, Darvish has some efforts where he had been painting a canvas on the hill for the Cubs. Darvish has lived up to expectations most of the time, although he could be a pitcher that oftentimes among the hurlers in baseball. Ever since then, Darvish has three excursions where he blanked the opposition together with no runs allowed.
Where Darvish allowed no runs and 4 hits over 7 innings his most notable of the group had been against the Phillies on August 15th. In his performance, Darvish was strong with 5 strikes and. Note that in six of the last nine outings, he’s allowed two or fewer runs on the board. Darvish was outstanding in spurts. We are going to see whether he could get one of those starts.
The road was fine to Darvish and he’s been good. Darvish has recently posted an ERA of 3.50 and 1.04 WHIP in 82.1 innings on the street. The Brewers are currently hitting on just .202 at 104 at-bats against Darvish. Gio Gonzalez was good against the Cubs as well, but they’ve also scored 17 runs against him in 198 at-bats.
Gio was struggling of late, with a 5.54 ERA along with 1.85 WHIP in his previous three outings. Miller Park has been a haunted home for himas he has gotten hammered for a 5.64 ERA as opposed to a 2.92 ERA in the road. The balls have hurt himyielding 6 of them in 30.1 innings of work. After a discouraging performance Friday night, expect the Cubs to return to Miller Park with a better effort. Consider the Cubs here.