Consecutive shutout victories over the Cubs! Nice....
The starting pitching appears to be gradually improving. Chase Anderson threw a better game yesterday than he had in awhile. Jhoulys Chacin (now 6-1 on the season) was great today, six innings of shut-out ball (seven strikeouts). Other starters have been decent.
Chacin's effort was followed by single innings from Jeffress, Haider, and Knebel to keep the Cubs scoreless. No one can complain about how the bull pen has pitched so far this season.
The important thing is for the trend to continue.
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Post by Cactus Panther on Jun 14, 2018 7:29:02 GMT -6
Expanding a bit on Skapheap's comments about Brewer pitching...
Take away the five runs Albers gave up in the 11th inning on Monday, which was before we learned he was actually pitching hurt, and the previously red hot Cubs scored two runs in 28 innings!
On Tuesday the bullpen got it done without any of the big three. Williams and Barnes covered three scoreless innings. It is good to have that kind of bullpen depth.
As for Boone Logan, I think they are close to designating him for assignment. It would be addition by subtraction. They owe him a lot of money relative to most bullpen pitchers, but they showed last year with Neftali Feliz that performance matters. Or, he comes up with an "injury" and is placed back on the DL for a long time.