Chicago Cubs: Seeing how former players fared this postseason

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Chicago Cubs: Notable former Cubs hurlers appeared on the South Side

Craig Kimbrel (White Sox)

9.00 ERA, 2.000 WHIP,  2.0 innings

The Kimbrel trade did not work out for the White Sox in 2021. After pitching to a microscopic 0.49 ERA and 64 innings in 36 2/3 innings with the Cubs, he went to the South Side and struggled in both the regular season and postseason. He got rocked in Game 2 of the ALDS in Houston, including giving up a home run. He pitched a scoreless third of an inning in the Sox Game 3 win and gave up an unearned run in Game 4.

Ryan Tepera (White Sox)

1.93 ERA, 0.429 WHIP, three strikeouts in 4.2 innings

While Tepera’s postseason was mainly remembered for his comments regarding the Astros and cheating suspicions, he had a nice performance on the mound. He appeared in three games and only gave up one run and two hits. Tepera ended up pitching more innings than any other pitcher on the entire White Sox roster in the ALDS.

Jesse Chavez (Braves)

0.00 ERA, 3.96 FIP, two strikeouts in 6.1 innings

He was not a Cub for long, but he was a huge part of the bullpen in the final months of 2018. The veteran Chavez wins his first ring at age 38 as he made one start and came out of the pen in six other games. His one start was a one inning “bullpen day” opener in Game 4 of the NLCS. Chavez did not give up any runs in the postseason.

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Congrats to these former Cubs in making the postseason, honestly. It was cool to see some of the former guys getting another chance at glory even if it was not on the North Side. Hopefully next year there will be actual Cubs playing in October.