It's some kind of testament to this new kind of Cubs team in this new kind of Cubs era that I actually felt bad for a Pittsburgh Pirate.
Their starter, that Kuhl guy, just got ruined by the Cub Bats last night.
Took him 57 pitches to get 5 outs, and in the meantime give up 8 hits, 4 walks and 9 runs.
But the part I feel reeeeallly good about is Jason Heyward getting tons of solid contact lately, with some of it resulting in home runs.
It was the WORST in spring when... the guy works all winter trying to improve his stroke, it doesn't appear to be that different and then nothing much happens and everybody starts whispering.
So it's the BEST now that he's smackin' it around, the homer last night was just glorious, and everybody can shut up.
Lots of Cubs got in the act with 17 total hits, and the Cubs win a laugher 14-3.
Even though there was lots of struggling, Brett Anderson gets the win and a much needed quality start so he can check into this hotel tonight:
The Cubs currently reside tied for 2nd to last in the NL with just 7, while the Nats lead in that category with 17.
The Cubs led everybody last year with 100 - they had so many quality starts I think I made fun of it in a drawing some time.
But man, I could really use one of those contagious dominant performances from a starter and get that quality thing going.
How about Kyle Hendricks gets that going tonight vs Gerrit Cole.
Okay see you at 6:05.