After pitching five rough innings and picking up a win on Saturday, Lance Lynn wanted to pitch a better game and did so, giving up just one run in six innings. He struck out six and walked just two. In doing so, he tied Adam Wainwright with his tenth win. Seth Maness, Randy Choate, and Kevin Siegrist all pitched scoreless innings to stymie the Cubs. Key hits were by Matt Holliday, who hit a towering home run to center (With his fly down, I might add) and Allen Craig, whose two-run pinch single basically put the game away. Matt Adams was also robbed of a home run in the sixth.
I will admit the last two games, the starting pitching has been better and the hitting has picked up a bit. The bullpen has been a beast. If they had done better earlier in the season, we’d have been a little more ahead in the standings. They’re still the best team in baseball.
Next up, Tyler Lyons tries to rebound from three shaky starts as the Texas Rangers come into town in a rematch of the 2011 World Series.