Doing game recaps has never been our big thing here at Cubs Central. However, last night’s 2 to 1 win over the Cardinals begs to have at least a small summation. Outside of the bats of Contreras and Schwarber, the Cubs offense really has not opened up yet. On the other hand, the defense is already midseason form.
*Kris Bryant looked as good as I have seen him at third base. He may not be Brooks Robinson but he did a great job of getting to everything that came his way last night.
*Jason Heyward made a great running catch on a Matt Carpenter flyball that was sure to be a double.
*Albert Almora stole the show with his takeaway of a home run from Matt Adams.
*Javy Baez’s pick and throw in the ninth inning ended the game and what easily could have been a single to extend the inning.
While the game was a pitcher’s duel, the defense easily stole the show. So, without further adieu, here is our first card of the year from the pivotal play last night.
The Cubs will be back in action with a three-game set in Milwaukee this weekend.
Cubs Central will be back tomorrow with our minor-league preseason All-Star team for the first half.