The Astros beat off both the Cubs and the rain yesterday, as 4 pitchers combined to blank Chicago.
That bizarre trade for Latrell Hawkins is looking golden now. He pitched one-third of an inning for the save! One-third! That’s a whole out.
The game had two different rain delays. The first one lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes right after the 5th inning was completed. The second delay was in the bottom of the eighth and lasted only 39 minutes before the game was called.
The Astros have now won 4 in a row, while the Cubs modest 2-game winning streak was broken.