The Cubs are still capable of winning!
Even abysmal offenses were going to score today with the wind blowing out in the mid-20s, with gusts up to 35mph. Travis Wood, a fly ball pitcher, never really had a chance, and he’d given up six earned on four homers by the time he made it through five.
The Cubs’ bats were plenty lively today, and it wasn’t all on homers (though the Cubs did have four of ’em). The bullpen was impressively effective, given the conditions, and the Cubs broke the 12-game losing streak.
And, in case you’d forgotten what it looks like…