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For seven innings, it looked like the Cubs were going to be blanked today. A one-run deficit felt like 10. So, I guess you could say the Cubs miraculously came back in the 8th and 9th innings today from a 10-run deficit. An errant throw by Kurt Suzuki certainly helped.

With that, the Cubs won a road series against the Nationals! Neat.

Scott Feldman pitched another good one today, and the bullpen was virtually perfect. Kevin Gregg remains shockingly effective, and it’s likely going to be nice to have Kyuji Fujikawa back.

The Cubs were clearly showing off today with their comeback.

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  • Jason P

    The deal for Rizzo starts this year (so the first year replaces the $498 K he was making this year) and extends through his age 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29 seasons with a club option for his age 30 and 31 seasons at $14.5 million per year. Incentives could add another $3 million on.

    With inflation and the way baseball contracts have been going up, $14.5 million per year in 7 years could be nothing.

    • #1lahairfan

      I’m happy about this deal too! Maybe Rizzo did not have a good start because he was under pressure!?

      So is 14 million the most Shark can get a year in an extension? I know that’s an unfair comparison, but still.

  • oso

    Amen Brett. Moms are the best people ever. (With carrying and birthing us and all that! Plus snacks, tucking in at night, college/deployment gift boxes, unconditional love etc.)

    • Internet Random

      You had me at “snacks”.

  • http://JUICEDMOTORSPORTS.COM JUICED1

    They locked up Rizzo on a killer team friendly deal! Go Rizzo, Go cubs

  • jim

    DREAMERS!
    What makes you “die hards”
    think that the CUBS are going
    to make this “miraculous” finish
    to this season? ITS NOT GONNA
    HAPPEN,SORRY!

    • mudge

      huh?

    • hansman1982

      Sometimes, I wonder about humanity. Other times, my fears are confirmed.

      This would be an “other” time.

    • cubmig

      Jed Hoyer says there’s still “time to turn things around”. It’s a hope statement, to be sure, but there’s a nuance one can read in it that allows for the FO being buyers rather than sellers if the team’s performance improves greatly. Nothing is certain in baseball until it’s certain.

  • Jason P

    So, the Cubs are 15-22; time for the “what if’s”.

    If Rangers CF doesn’t make the diving catch to save the game
    If we don’t throw 5 wild pitches in one inning vs. the Giants
    If we had signed Gregg earlier and had him closing all year (say that saves us 1 game, which is a very, very conservative estimate)

    We’d be 18-19

    Then if you reach a little farther and say Gregg would have saved us 2 games, we’re an above .500 team.

    • JSAO

      Considering the number of close games we have been in. . .there is argument that there is a dribble of juice in the tank, isnt there?

      • Jason P

        Yeah, definitely. It’ll be interesting to watch the next few series as we play the Rockies, Mets, Pirates, Sox, etc. – teams with losing records last year (not the Sox, but they suck this year).

        If we go below can’t play above .500 in that stretch, I’ll lose any remaining hope we can be competitive this year.

        Even though it feels like we’ve been a little better lately – which we have – through 37 games last year, we were… 15-22. And we all know how that turned out.

  • JSAO

    LOL
    What would we do without ‘other times’?
    Cubs win. . .long live the Cubs!

  • mudge

    call me crazy but still got the team down for 74 wins.

    • Josh

      yEP, YOU CRAZY.

    • Jason P

      Over/under for wins is probably around 70 or 68, so 74 really isn’t that far out there.

      • mudge

        just sorta pollyanna, stars in yer eyes peace and luv around the world stuff: 74 wins.

  • James

    There is no time to turn around the baseball season for the Cubs. Its time to start thinking about trading some players away soon. Matt Garza is coming back soon and they will have to make a decision soon on what to do with a extra starter and the outfield has a extra player to. The Diamondbacks and Pirates have a couple of minor league players that have alot of upside. The Pirates Gregory Polanco (of) and Diamondbacks Matt Davidson (3b) are two players that the Cubs should look at. The Cubs have players that they can move.

  • praying the cubs get ready to win

    Love to start hearing people’s thoughts on who the Cubs should trade and to who and for who and why?

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