Home Sports 3 takeaways from the Chicago Cubs’ series win over the San Diego Padres, including Ian Happ’s versatility and better starts to rest the bullpen

3 takeaways from the Chicago Cubs’ series win over the San Diego Padres, including Ian Happ’s versatility and better starts to rest the bullpen

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Heading into Thursday’s off day, Cubs relievers have combined to throw 243 ⅓ innings this season, fourth-most in the majors. Even so, the bullpen’s 2.8 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) ranks third best in baseball. Ross rightfully trusts his relievers, especially when they are charged with maintaining a lead as the bridge from when the starter exits to the end of the game.

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