I will concede up front that, in the grander scheme of things, another loss, dropping the Cubs to a dreadful 2-7 to start the year (and 49.5 games out of first place), is a very bad thing. Today’s outcome was very bad.
But at a micro level, I kinda had a positive feeling about most of today’s game, presumably because the bullpen performed in a way previously thought impossible. There were some nice performances. So at least there’s that.
I suppose I also didn’t feel too bad knowing that Zach Davies was really on today with what he does (just missing barrels), and then the Cubs couldn’t do anything off of Josh Hader (because he’s Josh Hader). In a normal season, sometimes that stuff happens, and this would otherwise feel like a “normal” loss.
Of course, that brings me back to the bigger picture … which is bad. Dropping this series to the Brewers at this point in time is quite bad. Kyle Hendricks giving up a meatball homer to Christian Yelich in the first inning is quite bad, and then unsuccessfully navigating his next few innings is also bad. I don’t have a wholly positive feeling. I guess I just don’t feel as horrible as I thought I would if the Cubs lost again today.