Such as there is a story from this one that exists outside narratives, it’d probably be something about the Cubs’ bats failing to generate much of anything against some beatable pitchers, and leaving their pitchers hanging out to dry. The Cubs scored on the first pitch they saw, and then never again.
Of course, I’d have to mention the Cubs bullpen giving up a couple in the 9th as the difference in the game, and I could probably leave it there.
… but the thing is, it’s impossible to avoid the storrrrrrry here, which is former Cubs prospect Eloy Jimenez making his Wrigley Field debut. He had a chance to crush the Cubs in the very first inning, but he grounded into a double play with the bases loaded. Eight innings later, his redemption was the end of the Cubs’ night: a no-doubt, two-run homer off of Pedro Strop.
— MLB (@MLB) June 19, 2019
The pain is real.