Chicago Cubs News: Cubs rally falls short, lose to Cardinals

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The Chicago Cubs couldn’t come up with anything until the ninth inning, but even then it was too late. The Cubs put up two runs late, but that was all they could come up with.

For the Chicago Cubs, it was a different type of game for them. Jose Quintana wasn’t sharp, but he was terrible, either. But the three-run shot he gave up to Tommy Pham set the tone early, having him pulled by the fourth inning. The Cubs made a run at it in the ninth–but barely. Albert Almora and Javier Baez each got on with one out. When Tommy La Stella hit a line drive to Pham, apparently Almora forgot how many outs there were. Or he did think he was going to catch it. Either way, Almora scored and so did Baez before Kris Bryant grounded into a forceout to end the game.

The Cubs haven’t had the offense at their side, but they at least had the pitching. Entering the Cardinals series, they failed to have that as they lost the opening game of the series, 3-2. The Cubs will have to figure out a way to turn out runs as they have been unable to do so. They’ve scored 12 in the five games they’ve won, five in the three games they’ve lost. It’s been a tough go of it as of late, and the Cubs will need to find their way through it–and quickly.

The Cubs shouldn’t be compared to the teams of the past in only one month. But sadly, that’s what happens. For the Cubs, Baez and Almora have been hot and helping lead the way. Yu Darvish, on the other hand? Not so good. Darvish has had two strong games alone, the rest have been “blah,” to say the least. The pitching has been excellent, minus Darvish. But the offense has lacked in just about everything as they struggle to find their footing.

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