Chicago Cubs News: A walk-off win against the Phillies; The Happ debate
The Chicago Cubs flair for late-inning dramatics continued yesterday with a 5-4 over the Philadelphia Phillies in extra innings. Things got a little sloppy at the end, but the Phillies made the last mistake that cost them the game.
The Chicago Cubs used Thursday to rest some of their starters, but many of them would be called on in the 13 inning win against the Philadelphia Phillies. Matt Szczur and Miguel Montero would play key parts in the win, while Wade Davis continues to amaze as he’s yet to allow a run this season. It may have taken an error by the Phillies, but in the end, it’s still a “W.”
Earlier this week, staff writer Andrew Colvert made a case for trading the Cubs Ian Happ for pitching–striking while the iron is hot as they say. Now I made my case for keeping that iron in the fire as–in my opinion–the Cubs have another star in the making in Happ and trading him would be regretful in the end.
When the Cubs traded for Aroldis Chapman last season, we knew they were getting one of the best closers in the game for the stretch run. When we acquired Wade Davis, I was sure exactly what we were getting. After a month of the 2017 season, I think we may have gotten another of the best closers in the game. And so far this year, he’s been the best.
These and other stories you might have missed:
‘Cubs walk it off in 5-4 win over the Phillies’ – Cubbies Crib
‘The Cubs aren’t so loaded that they don’t need Happ’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Davis has been an upgrade so far this year at closer’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Mets’ Syndergaard receives positive second opinion’ – MLB.com
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