For LeMahieu and the Rockies, they are much more interested in getting to where Chicago has already been than settling any old scores.
As for Friday specifically, pinch-hitting for Zobrist isn't very realistic given it was so early in a game (fifth inning) in which the Cubs were only down two and Zobrist wound up with two more left-handed at-bats later in the game.
The Rockies posted their NL-leading 40th win this season and have their longest winning streak since 2014.
Cubs starter Eddie Butler (3-2) pitched five innings and gave up three runs on six hits in his first outing against his former team.
"He's saved us so many times, when we're short on bullpen guys".
"We're in a good groove as a team right now".
"It doesn't matter where we play, we think we are going to win every night right now", Chatwood said.
But Friday's victory almost slipped away. "From then on he was composed and really pumping strikes", manager Bud Black said. But they need to get well above the break even point here fast. "Sometimes that happens, but hopefully I don't walk the bases loaded too often this year".
"I felt sad, man", said Russell, who watched the game on television. "Luckily, I found it". You tackle those adversities day by day and you overcome those. This is first time making a major league roster Seth Frankoff has appeared in 11 games this season (nine starts) with a 1-2 record and posting a 2.77 ERA over 55 1/3 innings. The eclectic group also has drawn attention for its dance moves whenever the Cubs hit a home run. The Cubs, however, followed with a five-run bottom of the fourth featuring a three-run home run by rookie Ian Happ, his second of the game.
Marquez's 80-pitch start was pushed back a day to allow bruising on his right thumb to subside.
The Rockies walked 9 and hit 3 batters, but limited the Cubs to just 3 singles as the defending World Series champions lost their third straight.
"I was just looking for a pitch I would drive, so it was nice to be able to contribute that way", said Hanigan, who hit his second homer of the season, his first since May 4 at San Diego when he made his Rockies debut. I don't know what the solution is or if there is a solution.
Cubs: The Cubs placed RHP Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day disabled list because of tendinitis in his pitching hand. Frankoff (0-1), who pitched two innings following Montgomery, had been recalled to fill Hendricks' roster spot.
Cashner (3-5) allowed one run and six hits in seven innings. Bryant walked to start the inning and Rizzo hit a solid single. Blackmon's came with two outs in the seventh off Brian Duenseng.
In his next at-bat, Blackmon was up with two on and two out in the second.
In the fifth, Blackmon, who is quickly staking his claim to being the best player in the National League, launched - and I do mean launched - his 14th home run of the season to put the Rockies on top 4-2.
Cubs hitters have struggled to produce consistently at the plate this season.