Pirates starter Gerrit Cole, who beat the Cubs’ Jon Lester in a big pitching duel yesterday, said of the Cubs, “I don’t really think they’re the best team in baseball.” Shade thrown man.
Let’s get a couple things straight here. As much as I hate to admit it, the Cubs are the best team in baseball and way ahead of the Pirates too. They have the best record in baseball, which stands at 27-9. Jon Lester even held a no-hitter until the 7th and that shows how good their pitching staff is even if you take away Jake Arrieta. The Pirates had already lost every game they played with the Cubs this season until this 2-1 victory.
Now in Cole’s defense, there is none. Plain and simple.