The weekend had at least a few big moments …
Friday, September 25
- The Cubs are headed to the playoffs, and what do their odds look like to continue on once they get there?
- Joe Maddon isn’t ruling out a bullpen day in the playoffs, though let’s talk about what that actually means.
- The Cubs couldn’t quite pull out the comeback win.
Saturday, September 26
- At just about the stroke of midnight, the Cubs officially clinched a playoff spot.
- The Pirates shut out the Cubs for a 4-0 win on Saturday.
- But the Cubs still had a huge party to celebrate their playoff clincher.
Sunday, September 27
- I would like to see the Pirates overtake or tie the Cardinals.
- How about enjoying the moment?
- Mike Trout made the most amazingly smooth home-run-robbing catch, and holy crap.
- Jonathan Papelbon went after Bryce Harper in the Nats’ dugout, and holy crap.
- Carlos Martinez’s season is over.
- Jake Arrieta dominated the Pirates and the Cubs avoided the sweep.