Kyle Hendricks was flat-out brilliant in his first start this past weekend against the Milwaukee Brewers. It’s almost like Cubs’ manager, David Ross, knew what he was doing when he named Hendricks to be the number one starter.
Hendricks previously won the award in 2016. Call me sentimental, but I do believe the Cubs did something really important in that season. So, maybe this is a sign of things to come in 2020?
For his part, Hendricks tossed a masterful three-hit complete-game shutout, walking none while striking out nine batters on Friday. I expect to see a lot more outings like this from Hendricks this season. Of course, that’s assuming MLB can get their act together enough to actually complete a full 60-game season.
Also of note, Albert Almora’s incredible catch (pictured) was named Play of the Week.