The Cubs reduced their magic number to five Sunday behind another stellar outing from Kyle Hendricks and a second straight game of encouraging offense from Kyle Schwarber. The emergence of the Kyles at the most critical point in the season should come as no surprise for two guys who have built their reputations as big-game performers, but what they’re doing right now is huge entering the final week of the season.
Meanwhile, Kris Bryant’s balky left shoulder is a talking point yet again. Is there any level of concern regarding the health of the Cubs superstar with October right around the corner? Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki discuss.
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With 4 minutes left and down two points, the Cardinals decided that it was apparently the right time to throw in their rookie QB.
Josh Rosen, who Arizona took with the 10th overal pick in the 2018 draft, made his debut against Khalil Mack and the Bears defense and looked ... appropriately overwhelmed:
Rosen's final line? 4-7 for 36 YDS and one INT.
The Bears defense apparently knew the switch was coming, too:
Khalil Mack says the #Bears watched a little film on Josh Rosen Saturday night and hinted they had a feeling they would see him.— Zack Pearson (@Zack_Pearson) September 23, 2018
There are a lot of issues the Bears need to clean up, Mack and the defensive gameplans aren't one of them.