Today’s was a mostly forgettable game featuring poor command from Jake Arrieta, tons of strikeouts from the Cubs, and a lackluster offense until a little burst in the 9th.

But I ain’t mad.

Even great teams – and I’m not saying the Cubs are a great team (yet) – have games like this, and you do your best to flush it away and move on to the next. Random notable things: I dug seeing Starlin Castro and Jorge Soler have another couple hits. Chris Coghlan got tossed for arguing a strikeout (review indicated he was mistaken). The bullpen was solid.

And there was this …

august 28 box

Full box score.

Bleacher Nation Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Bleacher Nation is a private media site, and it is not affiliated in any way with Major League Baseball or the Chicago Cubs. Neither MLB nor the Chicago Cubs have endorsed, supported, directed, or participated in the creation of the content at this site, or in the creation of the site itself. It's just a media site that happens to cover the Chicago Cubs.

Bleacher Nation is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Need more baseball goodness? Check out BN Baseball - Videos, Plays, and Other Baseball Fun.