W - Anderson (2-5), 3 unassisteds, shifting the third baseman, the "tourniquet" stat.
L - Hendricks (2-3), lame no-hit bids, homerless streaks.
S - Jeffress (11), what I should do more often when doing recap drafts.
Things to Take from This Game.
1. Chase Anderson?!
Chase Anderson looked every bit as awful as his over-6 ERA suggested in the first few innings, with rockets getting hit all around the park. None of them dropped in, though, and he threw strikes, eventually settling in to a very less-than-dominating no-hit bid.
2. One bad inning.
Other than a Lucroy solo homer, Hendricks looked sharp and efficient through the first five. But he got knocked around in the sixth, with the big damage being a gap-splitting double by Chris Carter. Cahill came in to get eight straight outs and looked quite sharp doing it. Stuff-wise, the Cubs pitching looked better than the Brewers, most all of the night.
3. Late firepower
With two outs in the ninth, Chase Anderson suddenly remembered he was Chase Anderson. Blame it on going with an off-brand hypnotist. Heyward did what few thought possible, and barreled up a ball for his first home run of the season, just escaping the reach of the right fielder, Santana. Bryant followed with a no-doubter to left, but Jeffress then came on to K Rizzo and end the game. Those of us who stuck around to the bitter end appreciated this modest moment of drama in an otherwise stupid game.