Like yesterday, a Joe Mauer hit put the Cubs in an early 3-0 hole. And, like yesterday, the Cubs don’t really care about that.
Unlike yesterday, when the Cubs’ offense blew up via the homer, this time it was via the single. So many singles. A month’s worth of singles. All the singles. It was like a late-night infomercial. It gave me the vapours.
In all seriousness, the Cubs had an incredible 17(!) singles in this game, and went 11 for 22 with runners in scoring position. My word.
Today’s game was nuts, with some serious back and forth until the Cubs pulled away late. It was also crazy hot out there, and the game was crazy long. Rest up, dudes.
To be sure, were you of a certain inclination, you could choose to focus on some persistent and alarming pitching issues that showed again today with respect to a couple of Cubs pitchers. I choose to leave that for another day, and will instead just enjoy that the Cubs won a wild and crazy game – their third win in a row – and now have already taken this series.