Latest Cubs News/Notes/Fun In Bullets (6/6)

The Cubs won again last night, beating the Rockies 9-8 thanks to a David Bote masterpiece. Here is some of the latest Cubs news/notes/fun in bullet points.

  • Pedro Strop is excited for Craig Kimbrel:

  • Jon Lester also:

  • One more about Craig Kimbrel:

  • David Bote had quite a night:

  • More fun with Bote’s night. The South Bend Cubs gave away a David Bote bobblehead just hours before he wrapped up a masterpiece:

  • David Bote recorded the first  7 RBI game by a Cub since Willson Contreras on May 11, 2018. Bote is the first Cubs second baseman with a 7 RBI game since Ryne Sandberg on June 23, 1984. Finally, Bote is the first Cub to record at least 4 hits and 7 RBI out of the eighth spot since 1967. What a night.
  • Not to be lost in all the Craig Kimbrel/David Bote news, the Cubs wrapped-up the MLB Draft yesterday:

  • The Cubs really stocked up on pitching with 22 pitchers in 40 rounds. The Cubs are continuing to load up on pitchers in the farm system, already with a ton of excellent arms.
  • Check out this awesome curveball from Darvish (with a lot of movement):

  • Kyle Schwarber is trying a new position?

  • And finally, one interesting stat. 15 of the Cubs last 24 games have been decided by 2 runs or fewer. After last night, the Cubs are 12-12 during this stretch.

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