WHEW. SO MUCH WHEW.
The Cubs survived multiple unnecessary close moments late in that game, right down to the final out. That came right after David Bote cut down the would-be tying run at the plate with a phenomenal play on a chopper. His contributions to this team continue to be tremendous, man.
All I can say:
— Bleacher Nation (@BleacherNation) August 3, 2018
Jose Quintana had a very good outing today. Sure, it came against a crummy offense, but I’d say the command looked very good, regardless of the opponent. As for the bullpen, it was a trying day, and they all seemed to get a shot at one point or another.
Javy Baez had another incredible day – homering, tripling, walking, making fantastic defensive plays, and ripping off another ridiculous slide. He is the most fun player to watch, and also one of the best. Also: if he doesn’t go for the triple with nobody out in the 8th, he very well may not have scored what ultimately became the winning run.