Chicago Cubs: Chris Coghlan has historic day at plate in loss to Phillies
Coghlan has big day in Cubs loss to Phillies
The Chicago Cubs ended their series with the Philadelphia Phillies with a split, but it wasn’t without a stellar effort from Chris Coghlan. He became the first Cubs’ player since 1950 to record a home run and two triples in the same game while also adding a single. It was an unfortunate day again for the Cubs bullpen, as Clayton Richards wild pitch allowed the go-ahead run to score as the Phils would eventually win 7-4.
With the Cardinals and Pirates both winning, the Cubs lost ground in the standing to both. They now sit four games behind Pittsburgh for the top Wild Card spot as they open a four-game series in Pittsburgh on Tuesday which will include a day/night doubleheader for a make-up game earlier this year.
Joe Maddon is doing his best to keep the Cubs looking at things “one game at a time”. With a four-game series against the Wild Card leading Bucs and the two separated by four games, he doesn’t want them getting ahead of themselves.
Former Cubs starter Rich Hill is a new man. After a long hiatus, Hill has returned to a starter role with the Boston Red Sox. After the Long Island Ducks of the Independent Atlantic League gave him the opportunity, Hill seized it as he made his first start in over six years.
These and other stories you may have missed:
‘Bullpen falters as Cubs drop second straight to Phils’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Coghlan makes history with historic day at the plate’ – MLB.com
Joe Maddon taking things one game at a time’ – Cubs.com
‘From Long Island Duck back to an MLB starter’ – ESPN.com