Season-Defining Win? Kimbrel Fire, Bote is a True Pro, Schwarber Was Safe, Humorous Gas, and Other Bullets

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Season-Defining Win? Kimbrel Fire, Bote is a True Pro, Schwarber Was Safe, Humorous Gas, and Other Bullets

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Last night’s game was so bonkers that when Tyler Chatwood allowed the first three to reach in the 7th, I closed my computer in frustration, stood up and walked around, put the computer down and walked away, and then just a few minutes later when I wanted to get back on, I couldn’t find the dang thing. Where I had put it down – the middle of the floor in a room I hadn’t been in previously – made absolutely no sense. I still don’t quite know how it happened.

  • That was a big one last night, not just because it was wild and crazy and fun, but because the Cubs found a way to keep coming back and win a game that they’d otherwise blown twice:

  • As Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Joe Maddon all added, the Cubs haven’t had too many – if any – games like this, where they gave up a ton of runs, but still managed to find a way to win.
  • Craig Kimbrel’s 9th inning was great again last night, but his first strikeout in particular was just a freaking work of art. Blistering hot fastballs up and away, and then burying a nasty curve down and in. No chance:

  • I’m very glad it didn’t matter, but Kyle Schwarber was safe:

  • Did you catch Nick Castellanos losing his mind on the bases on Kris Bryant’s 8th inning home run? It was awesome. Also awesome was Bryant’s reaction to the reaction:

  • His flight got cancelled, so he just up and grabbed his family to drive. Back to the minor leagues. Bote, by the way, is on a big league contract. No matter. He wants to help the team.
  • Yup. This is hilarious:

  • So, Darvish will call you out for your fart, and also for your stats:

  • A great read for Cubs Twitter nerds:

  • Lotta great Bears stuff recently:

  • Plugs:


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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.