The Cubs five-game win streak was snapped on Tuesday night, suffering a 3-1 loss to the Rockies in the second game of the three-game set at Wrigley. Anthony Rizzo hit yet another leadoff home run, and Kyle Hendricks pitched a quality start, yet the Cubs fell short.
Anthony Rizzo: 1 for 4, HR, 1 R, 1 RBI
Kris Bryant: 1 for 4
Kyle Hendricks: 7 2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
How it Happened
The Rockies got to Kyle Hendricks early on with back-to-back home runs in the first inning, and then after that Hendricks was smooth sailing. Anthony Rizzo hit a first-pitch home run in the first inning as the leadoff man, just far enough into the left-field bleachers to clear David Dahl of the Rockies. It was Rizzo’s fourth career leadoff home run and second overall home run of the season. That was pretty much it for the Cubs who got just two hits after, one from Kris Bryant and one from Kyle Schwarber.
One Great Moment
They say Kyle Hendricks has no emotion whether he just won the World Series or gave up a home run, it’s all the same. Unbelievably, Hendricks displayed his relieved emotion when he struck out Tony Wolters. It was not much, just a little point to the sky and fist clench, that’s Cubs Twitter/GIF-worthy.
Sometimes our emotions get the best of us. pic.twitter.com/PLLw1xBDBe
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 2, 2018
The Cubs fall to 16-11 this season but still remain in first place in the NL Central. With the number of games they’ve played, they aren’t even .5 games ahead of the Brewers, just a slim .012% ahead of Milwaukee.
Yu Darvish closes out the homestand with the rubber match on Wednesday at 1:20 PM CT on NBC Sports Chicago and 670 The Score.