The Chicago Cubs won in dramatic walk-off fashion and clinched a postseason berth on Wednesday night after a Cardinals loss. Yet, it was still not the most ideal scenario for the team.
“No…I thought we were past this stuff,” Chicago Cubs fans thought Wednesday after the Pirates tied the game in the ninth inning. A wild and crazy night at Wrigley Field saw a lot of crazy things that brought back several flashbacks and reminders for fans, both good and bad. What looked like an easy win turned out to be an agonizing, but very relieving one.
Albert Almora Jr.’s RBI single with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the tenth lifted the Cubs to a 8-7 victory, and reduced the magic number to clinch the NL Central to four. Earlier in the evening the second-place Brewers defeated the Cardinals, which clinched a sure spot in October for the Cubs. Sounds like a memorable night full of celebration right? Well, it was not necessarily what Cubs fans wanted.
A Cardinals win could have dropped the division number to three and the win would have clinched the postseason berth. Long story short, the Cubs and their fans want to win the division and not deal with the Wild Card game. Everyone knows this. The amazing thing is how we look as fans at the situation now after winning a World Series.