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Well, faithful readers, let’s just say that was ugly, and turn the page.

Kris Bryant extended his hitting streak. The Brewers won and have now extended their streak to ten. The Braves have an eleven-game streak happening. The Cubs should start one of their own today.

Yu Darvish will be on the hill to face Eric Lauer. Yu has been pitching very well indeed in recent days and Lauer is not especially effective. Al will have more about the game in the game post at 2:30 p.m. CT, and then I’ll post the actual URL to the stream at 3 p.m. CT. Or you can catch the game at the BCB Media Center and also catch past games and game videos, if you want the full #simCubs experience.

And now, here’s Cub Tracks News and Notes. As always, * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome). {$} means paywall. {$} means limited views. Italics are often used here as sarcasm font.

“Is it ideal? No.” said Sox TV analyst Steve Stone, who has the distinction of pitching and announcing for both teams. “Sixty (games) isn’t ideal. But 60 is better than no games.

“The criticism toward the owners and players is going to happen. Chicago is a union town. We hear it’s millionaires versus billionaires. But a lot of people love baseball. This is a step toward bringing people back to their normal lives.”

“But [we’re] all together for one goal and understand the sacrifices we’re making and the uncomfortableness of some of these protocols, and how outside the norm this environment is,” Ross said. “And to still be able to compete at a high level and compete for one another and be one unit in this bubble we’re trying to create, I think that’s really important.”

Food for thought:

Thanks for reading!