Well, that one didn’t quite go according to plan. And outside of a legitimately good day at the plate for Willson Contreras (2-3, 2B, BB) there wasn’t even really much to take out of this one. I guess Victor Caratini hit a two-out, two-run, ninth-inning, opposite field home run for his first ever big league dinger of the season … but it happened at a very uncompetitive part of the game, in a series the Cubs had already won, on a day when they already had a walk-off win. Sorry. We can’t all have big moments (David Bote used them all up anyway).
If there is one positive to take away from this one, I suppose it’s that the Cubs used only Alec Mills, Randy Rosario, Brandon Kintzler, and James Norwood to wrap things up. So in terms of the semi-double-header crushing the bullpen, it didn’t really happen.
I’ll admit I was feeling pretty crummy about this loss though, until Brett reminded me that sometime’s baseball’s just gonna baseball. I mean, the Cubs beat Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard to win this series against the Mets and then lost to Jason Vargas. Baseball is just … weird.
In any case, the winning streak ends at seven games and we’ll see you out there tomorrow.