Ross had plenty of reasons to smile Thursday despite the chilly temperatures on opening day against the Milwaukee Brewers
Kyle Hendricks wanted to set the tone with his start and delivered a vintage performance
The Cubs did enough against Burnes and the Brewers bullpen to pull out a 5-4 win in front of 35,112 fans
The opening day feels different regardless of whether it’s a player’s first or sixth, like for catcher Willson Contreras.
The uncertainty of Contreras’ part in the Cubs’ future looms over the big-picture implications of this season
They bring a contact-hitting element that was missing too often last season.
Getting some pop out of Hoerner’s bat would be a nice addition to his game.
Suzuki, who batted sixth in the order, finished 1-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout in his MLB debut.