The Cubs continued to be baffled by long-time nemesis Iván Nova and dropped the final contest of their nine-game road trip. The North Siders now get a much needed four day All-Star break to rest up for the second half.
Kyle Hendricks allowed tw0-out hits to José Abreu and James McCann in the 1st inning before escaping the jam. Nova stranded a leadoff double from Albert Almora in the 3rd inning and Anthony Rizzo in the 4th inning.
Hendricks pitched around two walks in the 3rd inning. His luck ran out in the 4th however, as former Cub Jon Jay singled and scored on a two-run bomb by Eloy Jiménez. The Professor hit his pitch count while he builds up strength returning from injury and was done after four.
Abreu increased the lead to 3-0 with a solo homer off of Brad Brach in the 5th inning. The Cubs went 0-8 with runners in scoring position the first six innings. Robel Garcia got the road team on the board with a long homer to left against Aaron Bummer in the 7th.
I Need More Robel
Robel Garcia keeps hitting the ball hard, he was robbed by Abreu on a smash to first and he had the long homer. His defense is shaky, but feels like it is worth it for the thunder in his bat.
Iván Nova has allowed just one run in 10.2 innings against the Cubs this year. He has allowed 61 in his other starts this season. Thankfully, they don't have to see him again in 2019.
The Brewers lost again, they keep trying to hand the division to the Cubs and the Cubs are responding like this.