The Cubs broke out the power bats Thursday afternoon against the Rockies at Salt River Fields. Joc Pederson had another huge day at the dish with a pair of homers as Chicago’s offense was able to overcome an off day from ace Kyle Hendricks to earn a win. (Box score)
Why the Cubs Won
They jumped on Dereck Rodriguez for an early lead they were able to pad later.
Stats That Matter
- Not worried about Hendricks but here are the bad numbers: 3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 5 K, and 1 BB.
- Pederson had a single as well as his two bombs; his line drive missile of a second homer was very impressive.
- Kris Bryant doubled home a pair of runs in the 1st inning.
Pederson is looking very good in the middle of the Cubs order right now. On paper, Chicago has the makings of a very formidable lineup.
The Brewers head to Sloan Park Friday for a 2:05pm CT game that will air on Marquee Sports Network with Pat Hughes on the call.