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Kris Bryant goes back to the DL, which is bad

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Jul 11, 2018; San Francisco, CA, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) reacts after striking out against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports


The good news, which we start with in our first segment, is that the Cubs beat the D-Backs behind a strong effort from Jon Lester on Wednesday. Sean Sears and I break down why the start from Lester was so encouraging, and we look ahead at the series finale with Tyler Chatwood on the mound. But in the second segment, we react in real-time to the news of the day: Kris Bryant is headed back to the disabled list.

In addition to Bryant talk, we chat about David Bote and possible trade targets that remain for the Cubs. Could they trade for a starter and a reliever from the same team? (We mention Seung-Hwan Oh as a possible target in the second segment, but later confirm that he was traded on Wednesday). In the final segment, we looked around the NL Central and updated the standings.