Disquieting Times in Chicago as the Cubs Cling to a Lead

Cubs and White Sox will play six times in 2018 as the schedules are released

Cubs and White Sox will play six times in 2018 as the schedules are released

The Cubs were able to right the ship on Tuesday night as Jose Quintana pitched a brilliant game and Kris Bryant slugged a home run to give the team an 8-3 win over the New York Mets.

During the bottom fourth, Quintana brought Kyle Schwarber in with a ideal sacrifice bunt and Kris Bryant delivered the big blow to put the Cubs up 4-1. Quintana got another bunt down in the sixth, sending Javier Baez to third ahead of Ben Zobrist's RBI single.

As a matter of fact, 10 of Chicago's final 18 games are against its chief competition for the NL Central championship in the Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers, with eight of those games coming consecutively on the road. The right-hander walked five and was charged with four runs and five hits.

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Lester is 4-1 with a 3.97 ERA in six career starts vs. the Mets, including a 14-3 victory in NY on June 13 when he struck out 10 and allowed one run in seven innings.

"I'm like, 'Man, the only way you end up on ESPN is if you really screw this one up, '" Spieth said.

"Right now, you need to trust your guys more than anything".

Top Play (WPA): When Bryant stepped up to the plate with two outs and runners on first and second in the bottom of the fourth, the Cubs' win probability was at a tepid 55.2%.

It's why Mets manager Terry Collins figured that righthander Robert Gsellman would be in for "a big challenge" on Tuesday night against the Cubs. At Pittsburgh on Thursday, the left-hander looked to be almost back in form, tossing six innings and allowing one run and five hits.

"There's only one time to really call a team meeting", Joe Maddon said Tuesday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

NOTES: Cubs C Willson Contreras made his first start since being activated from the disabled list on Sunday and went 0-for-1 with three walks hitting in the cleanup spot.

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