Chicago Cubs miss out on sweep of Brewers, lose ground in playoff race


Pirates clinch playoff spot as Cubs still have some work to do

When the Chicago Cubs get hot, it seems that every other team gets hot with them. But if they finally have a hiccup, the competition jumps on the chance to gain ground. That was the case as the Cubs fell to the Milwaukee Brewers in the series finale 4-1 while the Pirates and Cardinals both notched victories on Wednesday night.

The Brewers got a strong start from Zach Davies who stifled the potent Cubs offense, and the bullpen followed suit by doing the same. Kyle Hendricks pitched well enough to win, but the offensive support just wasn’t there. Justin Grimm‘s recent struggles continued out of the pen as walks were his downfall once again.

Baseball lost one of its greats as former Yankee Yogi Berra passed away late Tuesday night. Many knew him for his “Yogisms”, but the man was one of the best to wear the Yankees pinstripes, but his accomplishments as a player are difficult to rival. 10 World Series wins in 14 appearances to go along with three MVP awards as well as other countless achievements. The baseball world will never be the same without Yogi.

Best way to reverse the curse of the goat? Eat it, of course. Several competitive eaters joined together to help ‘reverse the curse’ as they devoured 40 pounds of cooked goat. Simply winning would have been enough for me, but to each his own.

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‘Competitive eaters join together to reverse the curse’ – Cubbies Crib

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