The only good thing to say about this road trip is that it is now over. The Atlanta Braves dropped their seventh straight game on Sunday losing 9-3 to the Chicago Cubs to complete a winless road trip.
The wind was blowing out at Wrigley Field again on Sunday and it didn't take long for Matt Wisler to run into trouble. Dexter Fowler greeted him with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first and his afternoon would only get worse from there. After retiring the next two batters, Wisler walked Anthony Rizzo before Kris Bryant jumped on a first pitch fastball driving it deep into the right field bleachers to make the score 3-0.
Wisler again got bitten by the long ball in the second. He retired Addison Russell and Fowler to start the inning before Kyle Schwarber launched a solo shot to left to make the score 4-0. Things came completely apart for Wisler in the third as Rizzo lined a single back through the box to start the inning. Bryant was then hit by a pitch before Miguel Montero blasted a three-run home run to put the Cubs up 7-0.
Andrew McKirahan relieved Wisler with two outs in the second, but not before he had allowed six hits and seven earned runs including four homers.
The Cubs scratched across another run in the fifth as pitcher Jason Hammel blooped in a single to left with the bases loaded to make it 8-0. Atlanta finally broke through in the fifth when Ryan Lavarnway homered to left center to lead off the inning. Nick Swisher knocked home Cameron Maybin later in the inning to make the score 8-2.
Bryant put an end to the comeback with another solo shot in the sixth to increase the Cubs' lead to 9-2. The Braves would tack on another run in the seventh on another RBI single by Swisher but would threaten no more.
Bryant finished 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBIs for the Cubs. Swisher stayed hot for the Braves going 3-for-4 with two RBIs in a losing effort.
Hammel picks up his seventh win of the season allowing six hits and two runs over 6 1/3 innings. Wisler drops to 5-4 and sees his ERA jump to 5.43 on the season.