During the 2020 season, the Chicago Cubs had an expression for each day in which Yu Darvish was the starting pitcher for that day’s game. “Today is win day”. That is because, for the most part, that is the day the Cubs knew they had a great chance to win given the success Darvish had last season.
Darvish is no longer with the team and that means that “Win Day” responsibilities were transferred to Kyle Hendricks. Hendricks was on the mound for the Cubs on Opening Day against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday and the Cubs lost.