We’d rather see the Chicago Cubs get off to a quick start in a game. But if not, the ending to Wednesday’s victory is just as sweet. The Cubs jumped back above .500 with a walk-off win on Addison Russell’s three-run home run.
It was one of those games for the Chicago Cubs that were tough to watch. Kyle Hendricks didn’t have his best game–with no help from the umpire–and it was going to be put in the hand of the bullpen once again. But once again the Cubs battled back in the last inning while the bullpen did their job. It culminated with a three-run shot in the bottom of the ninth from Addison Russell to give the Cubs the 7-4 victory.
Not only did the Cubs break their four-game losing streak, the started up a winning streak in the process. But that losing skid can help us learn about this Cubs team. Even more about what the Cubs need to avoid moving forward. Leaving runners in scoring position from the bullpen failing to hold leads, the Cubs can walk away from this a much wiser team than they were before.
If there is one thing we’ve learned, it is that satire is not something that everyone understands. We trite to be so over the top with a story (think the Onion) that we thought the satire would be apparent. We even put it in the Facebook post that is was. But alas, people still took it as real. So much for trying to lighten the mood. But if you haven’t read it yet, the Cubs need to tear this thing down to the ground.
These and other stories you might have missed:
‘By the numbers: The Cubs 4-game skid’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Fans should be encouraged by the Cubs struggles’ – Cubbies Crib
‘It was a good run for the Cubs, but time to break it down‘ – Cubbies Crib
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