Chicago Cubs – #3. Heyward finally pulls through
6/7/18: Cubs 7 – Phillies 5
It seems like ever since Jason Heyward has been a Cub, he’s had opportunity after opportunity to be clutch, and he can never pull through. However, on June 7, in a night game at Wrigley against the Phillies, he finally came through. Through five innings, the Cubs had built a 3-0 lead against Philly ace Aaron Nola and things were looking good.
However, Steve Cishek came in during the top of the sixth and relinquished a three-run bomb to Aaron Altherr to tie the game. And then in the top of the ninth, Dylan Cozens drilled a two-run shot to give Philly the 5-3 lead.
All hope seemed to be dashed, but somehow the Cubs loaded up the bases in the bottom of the ninth. With two outs, Heyward stepped up to the plate and deposited one into the right-field bleachers. A walk-off grand slam and a moment not only Heyward, but Cubs fans wouldn’t soon forget. Heyward finally became the hero and the Cubs won 7-5.