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Cubs 6, Brewers 1

Poor defense, rain delay drown Brewers chances of a four-game sweep at Wrigley

Brian Kersey

Win: Edwin Jackson (7-11)
Loss: Wily Peralta (7-11)

HR: Anthony Rizzo (15), Starlin Castro (7)

MVP: Yuniesky Betancourt (.039 WPA)
LVP: Wily Peralta (-.215 WPA, -.186 WPA pitching, -.029 hitting)

Fangraphs Win Expectancy Graph

There was a one hour and six minute rain delay in the top of the sixth inning. Edwin Jackson came back to pitch when it was over. Wily Peralta did not. Jackson pitched eight innings of one run, four strikeout baseball. Peralta was relieved by Alfredo Figaro, who pitched two innings and gave up two runs. Rob Wooten pitched a clean inning to finish up the night.

This game was a lot about Jonathan Lucroy. He's got the hottest bat, so since Martin Maldonado is unofficially Wily Peralta's personal catcher, to get Luc in the lineup, he played first base and provided some comedy when he did more to block a pitch than field a ground ball in the fourth inning.

He was thrown out at home on a short flare to left field when he was sent from second and probably shouldn't have been. A faster player would have scored. Luc may have been safe - replays were inconclusive. He also drove in the team's lone run late, yet somehow finished .001 WPA behind Yuni for team MVP tonight.