The Chicago Cubs finished up the 2016 regular season with a comeback win against the Reds. It’s been a fantastic year, but there’s so much more to be done.
It was a game that didn’t mean anything to the Chicago Cubs. A tune-up for Kyle Hendricks who wrapped up the NL ERA title. The starters got a few at-bats, then got the rest of the day off. Down 4-2, if anyone was going to rally the Cubs it was going to be the bench players. And that’s exactly what they did. Matt Szczur chopped a two-run double down the right field line to put the Cubs ahead. Then Miguel Montero capped the top half of the inning with a two-run home run as the Cubs were victorious, 7-4.
For many years, Cubs fans looked at the season finale as closure to another subpar season. But things have changed in Chicago, and now the end of the regular season? Well, it’s just the beginning. The Cubs and their fans are hopeful that this will become an annual event to prepare for the playoffs in the final weeks.
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Last season, the New York Mets used some stellar pitching to knock the Cubs from the playoffs in the NLCS. The Mets and San Francisco Giants will meet in the Wild Card, but this year it might be the Cubs who have the upper hand in pitching. This year’s staff was statistically one of the best in their long history.
The great Vin Scully called his final game on Sunday, ending what has been a fantastic 67-year journey. The stories. The jokes. The sound of baseball will never be the same for the Dodgers. We at Cubbies Crib will miss him as much as the next person.
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