Chicago Cubs: Most gut-wrenching losses of the Maddon era

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Chicago Cubs: Even worse? Losing to the Cardinals on their turf

Every single loss of the 2018 Cubs season seemed big after losing out on the NL Central crown in Game 163. This was much earlier that season on May 5, but it did not mean it did not sting like crazy. The Cubs had a 6-4 lead heading into the ninth with Brandon Morrow on the bump, and things looked pretty good…until it didn’t.

After a walk and single, Marcell Ozuna hit a double down the left field line to tie the game off Morrow, sending it into extras. Failure to score in the top of the 10th saw the score remain tied going to the bottom of the inning, where a leadoff walk set up Kolton Wong. One violent swing from Wong and the ball was gone and the Cubs lost 8-6.

What hurt Cubs fans most about that game was listening to Wong mention how he was glad the fans supporting the North Siders that day were sent home “pissed off” and added “Cardinal Nation” afterwards. Cub fans grinded their teeth as the Cardinals continued to celebrate.