The biggest bit up front: no home Wild Card Game for the Cubs. Although they took care of business in Milwaukee, the Reds couldn’t do the same in Pittsburgh, and they’ll finish a game ahead of the Cubs. I ain’t mad at you, Reds. You’re just not very good this year.

So, get yourself ready for Wednesday. Start taking deep breaths now.

As for this game, the Cubs once again struggled mightily with runners on base – saving it all for the playoffs – but got by on the strength of fantastic pitching. We will have so much more on the season when it is concluded, but, for today, what a run it was. This was one of the best Cubs teams in a long time, and one of the best in the last half century.

I hope you enjoyed. I had a blast.

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