Latest Cubs News/Notes/Fun In Bullets (6/9)

Everything is going great for the Cubs right now after clobbering the Cardinals last night 9-4.

  • Here are some fun notes from last night’s Cubs win:
  • The Cubs have now won 6 straight games against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. That marks the longest Wrigley Field win streak against St. Louis since the 2005-2006 seasons.
  • Down 4 runs early, the Cubs matched their largest come-from-behind win of the season. The other time was also against St. Louis.
  • Cubs pitchers retired 19-straight batters after Kris Bryant’s fielding error in the 3rd, reaching the 9th inning.
  • Victor Caratini was a big part of the Cubs win with this bases-clearing RBI double:

  • Meanwhile, on Saturday night, Ian Happ had a big game for Iowa. Happ went 1-for-3 with a 2-run homer and 3 walks.
  • Sticking with the Cubs Minor Leagues, May’s Cubs MiLB pitcher of the month, Craig Brooks, recorded 3 strikeouts in 1.2 scoreless innings. Brooks now has a 0.71 ERA in 18 relief appearances this season.
  • The Cardinals pitching really struggled:

  • Jon Lester’s an on-base machine:

  • Here’s the Cubs pitcher we’re all talking about:

  • The Cubs signed their 1st-rounder:

  • And finally, the Cubs can sweep St. Louis today. Imagine sweep, sweep, sweep to start out the 2019 season series with the Cardinals.

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