The majors’ 2016 ERA champion insists he’s “not back” to that form but took a big step forward from his slow start to pitch six scoreless innings.
In the sixth inning, when the Pirates rallied for three runs — including two off Hendricks — his pitch quality wasn’t the issue.
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Hendricks rebounded from a rough three-batter start, and Kris Bryant rebounded from a rough four-game start to lead the Cubs over the Brewers 11-6.
The second of two team buses from the Cosmopolitan Hotel to Saturday’s game in Las Vegas departed just as police responded to the shooting.
The majors’ ERA leader a 5th starter? The Cubs’ opening rotation: Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, John Lackey, Brett Anderson, Kyle Hendricks.