Hot hitting combined with gusts blowing out of Wrigley Field made for an offense-oriented clash between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds.
The biggest concern in regards to the Cubs farm system is where will pitching help come from. If you followed along Friday night, strong pitching was the name of the game as the Cubs allowed a total of 8 earned runs in their four games on the evening with six coming in Triple-A.
Joe Maddon has his “circle of trust,” and it would seem that at least a few of the relievers in the circle are the ones who’ve recently struggled the most.
It’s been just eight games since Joe Maddon decided to start using Kyle Schwarber at the leadoff spot in the Cubs’ batting order, and it would appear that this decision should have been made a long, long time ago.
|5/24||Cubs hit three homers but blow 4-0 lead in loss to Reds|
|5/24||Down on the Cubs Farm: 1-3 record, Fields hits 6th homer, Miller roughed up, more|
|5/24||Cubs vs. Reds Series Preview: TV times, Starting pitchers, Predictions, more|
|5/24||Jon Lester clobbered in Cubs’ loss, Bryzzo at work, Vandalism at Wrigley, more|
|5/23||Cubs nearly pull off substantial comeback in close loss to Phillies|
|5/23||Down on the Cubs Farm: Ian Happ with monster game, Alzolay wins, Machin's big night, more|
|5/23||Fly the slugfest W, Roster moves, Power rankings, KB on El Mago, more|
|5/22||Cubs pound out three monstrous homers in win over Phillies|
|5/22||Down on the Cubs Farm: 0-2 record, Iowa Postponed, Javier Assad roughed up, more|
|5/22||Fly the walk-off W, El Mago saves the day, Booing Bryce, standings, more|
|5/21||'El Mago' magic: Baez hits walk-off single in unexpected at-bat|
|5/21||Down on the Cubs Farm: Smokies win in extras, Amaya’s big night, Happ and Hoerner hurt|
|5/21||Cubs fall to Phillies in extras, Arrieta's return to Wrigley, Epstein on El Mago, more|
|5/21||Cubs lose extra-inning battle in Arrieta's return to mound at Wrigley|
|5/20||Cubs vs. Phillies Series Preview: TV times, Starting pitchers, Predictions, more|
|5/20||Down on the Cubs Farm: 3-2 record, Rosario and Tazawa impressive, more|
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