It’s rare that I’m not able to watch or follow an entire Cubs game, but some of these later West Coast ones do me in. Even when the Cubs are crummy, I don’t like having to sleep while they’re playing.

But, there is an upside in missing the ends of Cubs games: it’s a lot easier to see the bright side in the morning.

Sure, Jeff Samardzija got smacked around a bit, and sure the Cubs’ offense crumbled with runners in scoring position. But Alfonso Soriano had another double (and took a walk!), the bullpen was great, and Darwin Barney got on base a couple times.



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