Ranking my top 10 Chicago Cubs moments from the last 10 years

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Chicago Cubs – #5: 2015 National League Wild Card game

Another Jake Arrieta performance makes the list. This one came in the wildest of Wild Card games. Coming into this game, in the regular season, Jake Arrieta won 22 games with a sub-2.00 ERA. Really, it was the year of Arrieta; he tossed his first no-no and won NL Cy Young honors.

Taking the ball against the Pirates at PNC Park in the Wild Card game, he struck out 11 total batters, let up just four hits, and didn’t walk anyone. While the game was won because of this, Kyle Schwarber launched a game-deciding home run into the Allegheny off Pittsburgh aceGerrit Cole and the Cubs were, at last, a force to reckon with.

Chicago Cubs  – #4: Game 6 of the 2016 NLCS

I remember being so scared of a seventh game against the Dodgers and bringing the 3-2 lead back to Chicago was huge. The entire city was abuzz with excitement over the prospects of a World Series.

With the Dodgers on their last leg, they went with their ace Clayton Kershaw on short rest. And the rest is history. Contreras and Rizzo both hit bombs off Kershaw, Kyle Hendricks probably pitched one of his best games ever and the double play to end the game will be engrained in every Cubs fan’s brain forever.

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