Maybe all the Cubs needed was to face Scott Carroll.
CINCINNATI -- Nate Schierholtz drove in three runs and
For at least one game, the Cubs had the formula down pat: Timely hitting, good starting pitching and an effective bullpen.
The group that looks out across the Pittsburgh skyline and runs onto the field at PNC Park on Monday afternoon won’t be the same one that shows up for Game 162.
The Cubs missed on their top target in free agency (Masahiro Tanaka) and they’ve considered trading their best pitcher (Jeff Samardzija).