I was listening to the BP Wrigleycast podcast earlier this week and he subject of John Lackey came up.
He's an innings guy now.
Multiple WS rings.
If you watched yesterday, you saw a decent start from him.
6 innings, 8 hits, 4 runs, a couple expletive explosions... this is how he'll finish up.
And it's not bad, either - the other day Jon Lester was talking about his hope that he can keep going, like his buddy Lackey.
And if Lackey can do this every 5 days or so this year, he'll meet expectations.
I think the worst thing that could happen with Cub pitching this season is (and they were talking about this at BP) renting a pitcher at season's end by giving up, say, Ian Happ and Jeimer Candelario.
They were talking about Johnny Cueto, who can opt out of his contract this year...
Well, getting ahead of myself there, but that's dangling isn't it?
So glad to see Albert Almora with the solid single to left in the 3rd yesterday.
Such a mental thing a knuckleball guy like Stephen Wright has over batters until somebody smacks one.
Then in the 4th Kris Bryant doubled and Anthony Rizzo knocked one over the bullpen in right.
Not that this game was no sweat, but you felt that everything was pretty much where you wanted it.
And then in the 7th Miguel Montero creams one, Jay doubles and Wright's gone.
Biggest WOOO of the day came next, with Kyle Schwarber's dink in between short and center, and Jay scores.
Beautiful, and Schwarber just needed to contribute - maybe tonight he'll come all the way outta that funk.
Cubs win 7-4.
Wade Davis jumped on the NL leaderboard with his 6th save.
Tonight it's Kyle Hendricks v 24 year old Eduardo Rodriguez on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.
Just have to catch that new episode of "Fargo" later in the week.