TAYLOR DAVIS AND JAVY BAEZ, THA BASEBALL GODS. Bet you didn’t think you’d see those two together as the stars of the day, but here we are.
Well, and also the Cubs’ bullpen, which was clutch when called upon to cover 5.0 innings (including a partial mess of an inning in the 5th). That was a dominant performance from a sneaky good(?) bullpen, and it was necessary to give the Cubs a chance to complete the comeback victory.
Yu Darvish once again did not have his best command, and also suffered from some bad BABIP luck – combine those things, and you’re on the hook for another really crummy outing. Ugh. More on that later when I’m not just enjoying the win.
Cubs win. Cardinals lose. Viva Taylor Davis. Viva bullpen. Viva Javy, too, but you already expected that.
(Also, the Davis pic in there is one of the best, via the one and only Dylan Heuer.)