The Cubs won their third game in a row, and we’ll call it a winning streak, folks.
With the assistance of the family, including his longtime Cubs fan father, Trevor Williams made his Cubs debut at Wrigley Field. And it was pretty magical when it came to these things, with Williams making five perfect innings to start, and then going six scoreless with a little double-play action when the bases were loaded and things were getting a little scary at home. sixth. .
Father and son.
Trevor Williams and his dad, Richard, react to that final inning double play. pic.twitter.com/EbrgNC5yeV
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Williams was allowed to come back for the seventh, which was fine by the pitch count (about 80 at the time), but he threw a four-pitch non-competitive walk to Christian Yelich to open the inning, and then to Avi Garcia. he ripped off a single left, ending his night. Unfortunately, Jason Adam came in and allowed a three-run home run to Omar Narváez (after a possible double play ball that David Bote couldn’t handle), which not only caught Williams with a couple of runs, but also cut to the Cubs. four races lead to one. It’s not what you want to see from Adam when he’s in the bullpen to be a guy who can come in and strike out those tight spots.
Otherwise though, the pitching was great tonight. I can’t say it too much.
The Cubs’ power came through in this one, with home runs by Willson Contreras, Javy Báez and David Bote, giving them their first four runs. The Cubs did a miracle and scored a run from Devin Williams (he gave up an EVERY run last year) to give themselves a 5-3 margin heading into the eighth, which was all they needed thanks to halftime closer Alec. Mills … and this guy:
Full box score.