Chicago Cubs: Costly error leads to big inning in loss to Phillies


Errors, walks cost Cubs in loss to Phillies

You can look at the Chicago Cubs bullpen or you can look at

Anthony Rizzo

and his costly error. Whichever you choose, yesterday’s game is one the Cubs should have won in all reality.

Justin Grimm

allowed five runs–all unearned–in a Phillies seventh that saw that rally start with two out and nobody on. The Cubs 1-0 lead quickly turned into a 5-1 deficit.

A rally in the eight would even the score as the Cubs scored four to tie the game at 5-5 and looked to send the game into extras. With Hector Rondon on in the ninth to prolong the game, Phillies pinch-hitter Cody Asche hit a two-run home run to send the Phils off with a win and the Cubs with a crushing defeat.

September 11th will forever be ingrained as a dark day in our memories for any who experienced it. The world seemed to stop that day. And 14 years later things seem to do the same on that day. But baseball, as well as all professional sports, can offer hope when times are bleak. We will never forget, as baseball is just one of many ways that we show resolve after that day.

The once unbeatable St. Louis Cardinals have become beatable and have seen their lead in the Central shrink to just two games. The Pirates are hot on their tail and the Cubs aren’t far behind. Thier potential “collapse” could greatly affect the playoff scenario. Could it end up Cards v. Cubs in the one-game playoff? Or even see the Cubs pull off a late run to win the Central and force the Bucs and Cardinals to battle? Only time will tell.

These and more that you might have missed:

‘Asche’s blast lead Phils to walk-off win’ –

‘Chicago Cubs and all of professional baseball provide hope’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Cardinals analysis: The frustration grows’ – Redbird Rants

‘Locke stifles Milwaukee as Bucs win 10-2’ – Rum Bunter

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