Jason Hammel

Aces in search of aces: Cubs pitchers love the links

Aces in search of aces: Cubs pitchers love the links

It's a staff known for going low. Cubs starters lead baseball with a collective 2.34 ERA through Wednesday, and the opposition hits a measly .204 when Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester, John Lackey, Jason Hammel or Kyle Hendricks takes the hill.

Yet this fivesome might post even more impressive numbers on days off.

"We've got a good staff as far as the golfing goes," Hendricks said. "Hammel is probably the best. Lester is right behind him. Jake hits the ball a freakin' mile. Haven't played with Lack yet."

Hendricks forgot to mention the tidiest golfer of all: himself.

"Kyle is the best by far," Arrieta said. "He's a sleeper. Doesn't play...

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