The Chicago Cubs blasted three home runs last night in San Diego, Jon Lester got the win and another quality start. One of the three home runs came off the bat of Jason Heyward, his sixth of the season the ball just squeaked over the wall but counted just the same as 450 ft home run. Addison Russell made an amazing play at short stop and launched his 18th home run of the season and added a sac fly to move his rbi total to 80 on the season. The other home run came from Kris Bryant moving him into a tie for the National League lead in home runs with 32. All this happened with former Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson pitching for the Padres, who took the loss who moves to three and four with a 5.71 era on the season. Lester moves to 14-4 making huge strides from his first year with the Cubs where he only won 11 games and ended the season with an under .500 record.
Tonight the Cubs send Jake Arrieta to the mound looking to improve on his last start. He walked a career high seven batters pitching for the first time to Cubs catcher Wilson Contreras. No blame was put on Contreras though for Arrieta’s control issues,and he still has a 15-5 record on the season. The Padres counter with Chris Friedrich who is not having a good season, With four wins and nine losses. The Cubs bats look to keep on pace and improve their run differential which is plus 212 runs. On there current West Coast road trip it hasn’t been all good news though with a 2-2 record, the Cubs need to take care of business tonight and get the win. With a 79-45 record this season and coasting to a 2016 National League Central Division title being up 12.5 games with a little over a month to play in the regular season. Everyone has been enjoying the ride even this Cub fan.