With Jason Hammel's 5-2 win over the Reds yesterday, the Cubs now have four starters with at least 15 wins.
Hammel, Arrieta, Hendricks and Lester.
Look at this:
ManOhMan, the Cubs are good.
A pitching staff with four guys with 15 wins hasn't happened for the Cubs since 1935, when "The Arkansas Hummingbird" Lon Warneke went 20-13, Larry French went 17-10, Charlie Root went 15-8, and Bill "Big Bill" Lee went 20-6.
It's almost impossible to keep up with the milestones that the Cubs are creating this year.
But there really isn't much drama, is there?
Well, I mean which Cubs are going to make the playoff roster is a biggie (like probably Hammel isn't, but it's awesome that he's making the decision a tough one).
But it ain't like we're holding our breath and praying for them to get in the playoffs.
That particular bit of drama belongs to the Cards, Giants and Mets.
And the Giants might be about to self destruct, losing to the Dodgers 1-2 and having Madison Bumgarner try to get in Yasiel Puig's face.
That's 3 L's in a row for them, while the Cards have won 3 in a row (a teeny bit of difference playing the Rockies instead of the Dodgers).
And the reason I haven't been posting is I had to go work in NY, where Jacob DeGrom and his bum elbow just pulled out for the rest of the year, and Noah "Thor" Syndergaard got hammered by... the Atlanta Braves yesterday.
Lester tonight at 7.
And the Bears?
I saw Soldier Field out my window last night.
So glad I missed it.