Cody Bellinger, Cubs go for 2nd straight win over Cardinals

will cody bellinger stay chicago cubs The looming trade deadline has yet to be seen, but he will continue to help them stay competitive

To stay hot at the plate, Bellinger tries to push the host cub 2nd consecutive win over opponent scheduled tribe. louis cardinals on Saturday

Bellinger had three hits, among them a two-run homer during Chicago’s four-run third inning, which proved to be the difference in Friday’s 4-3 victory and even this four-game set at one-all. The NL MVP with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2019, Bellinger is batting .442 with six homers and 15 RBIs in his last 23 games.

Chicago manager David Ross said, “He’s been really consistent.”

“That guy is a complete baseball player….He’s definitely the complete package, especially when he’s playing so well.”

Chicago has won three of four but is 8-9 this month, five games under .500 overall and third in the NL Central. Thus, it could be a seller around August. 1 trade deadline, and Bellinger should attract plenty of interest, with potentially good returns cub

“I try to keep it simple,” Bellinger explained. cub‘ official website. “A lot of (trade talks) are out of my control. What I can control is just showing up and playing.

However, Bellinger is 1 for 9 with three strikeouts against the scheduled St. Louis starter Miles Mikolas (6-5, 4.14 ERA), who is 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA and no walks in his last three starts. He gave up all three of his runs during that span, along with seven hits — including two solo homers — in six innings of Monday’s 6-4 home win against Miami.

Mikolas said, “I liked my pace. I thought my stuff was working well.”

The right-handed batsman has been in good form cub, going 5–3 with a 2.15 ERA in 17 career meetings (15 starts). He recovered from four hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings during a 3–1 win at Chicago on May 8, allowing only one run while striking out seven.

he will try to help Cardinals He returned after his six-match winning streak was snapped on Friday. It was the third loss in 12 matches for the St. Lewis, 10 games under .500 and well behind first-place Milwaukee in the Central, but still playing with confidence

Cardinals Star Nolan Arenado is definitely swinging the bat with confidence. With the two-run single on Friday, Arenado is batting .356 with 26 RBIs over his last 20 games. Teammate and former Cub Wilson Contreras has gone 10 of 26 (.385) in seven games against his former team this season.

scheduled tribe. After making three outs in 1 1/3 innings on Tuesday, Lewis will face Chicago reliever Michael Fulmer (1-5, 4.43 ERA) as the apparent opener on Saturday. The right-hander last started a game in 2021 with Detroit.

Chicago’s Dansby Swanson went 9-for-20 with two homers, five doubles and nine RBI. Cardinals This season, he has been out of action since July 5 with a heel problem. However, he may still make a comeback this weekend

–Field Level Media

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