ST. LOUIS — Is there more pop in Nico Hoerner’s bat than usual these days? You wouldn’t know it looking at some of his box scores, even when considering the go-ahead and eventual game-winning two-run homer in the top of the second on Friday. That was only his fourth home run of the season, which marks a career-high for a…

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter and podcaster for CHGO. I've previously covered MLB for and a bunch of other sports for a bunch of other outlets. Follow me on Twitter @ryan_a_herrera