Yay! They did it! The Cubs will not set an ignoble record by losing every single road game to the NL West this year, and they also staved off 100 losses for another day (against the Astros, so that day might never come).
(I did draft a Pre-Gamin’ today, by the way – just forgot to click the ever-important “publish” button. That no one called me on it is a testament to just how exciting Cubs baseball is in September. The post was remain in purgatory forever, and you’ll just have to wonder what witty thing I said about the Cubs trying for the above.)
The bats came to life – most notably David DeJesus and Anthony Rizzo – and the pitching held down a less than impressive Diamondbacks lineup. In case you were wondering, the Rockies are about to lose to the Dodgers, setting up a situation where the only way they can claim the number two pick in 2013 is by being swept by the Diamondbacks, while the Cubs simultaneously sweep the Astros. Not an impossible scenario.