In horrendous playing conditions, the Chicago Cubs rallied to score nine runs in the eighth inning, taking down the Atlanta Braves on Saturday at Wrigley.
With weather conditions mirroring football season more than baseball, some of the most loyal fans in sports stuck it out. For hours, they sat in temperatures with a win chill in the 20s, mixed with wind and rain, as the Chicago Cubs appeared to be headed for another loss.
Instead, in the bottom of the eighth, Chicago hung a nine-spot on Atlanta, capped with a game-tying, bases-loaded double from Javier Baez. Looking back, no one will look back and remember Jose Quintana‘s struggles or the early hole the Cubs dug themselves. They’ll remember a team that willed its way to a much-needed win at home.
Joe Maddon‘s club looks for a series win (weather permitting) Sunday at Wrigley. The starting pitching against Atlanta has been lackluster, at best, with both Yu Darvish and Jose Quintana struggling. The former made his Cubs home debut Friday – and, suffice to say, fans aren’t feeling too impressed after three outings.
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