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Next Game: OFF-DAY TODAY, then on Friday: 1:20 PM, D-Backs vs Cubs. RHP Merrill Kelly (1-1, 3.79 ERA) vs RHP Kyle Hendricks (0-3, 5.40 ERA).
CUBS NEWS AND NOTES:
Wednesday’s Game Recap: Like Meatloaf sang, “Two out three ain’t bad,” but when the Cubs faced Miami again last night, they were desperately seeking a third win and the series sweep, in hopes of climbing out of fourth place in the division. For the Cubs, it was veteran lefty, Cole Hamels, while the Fish sent RHP Sandy Alcantara to the hill.
The offense worked, the defense worked (save for Kris Bryant’s error which may have caused Hamels a shot at a complete game), the bullpen worked, and “Hollywood” Cole Hamels is an absolute beast: 7.0 innings, three hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, eight strikeouts. Hamels has now gone three starts (21.0…