The Cubs can still win this series tomorrow, but man, more or less, the Reds have just owned the Cubs this year. And when it comes time for the final accounting, it might prove the difference in the division.
The Cubs’ bats had to cool off at some point, and Sonny Gray has been one of the best pitchers in the NL in the second half, so I suppose tonight makes as much sense as any night.
Indeed, the offense tonight was pretty much Kyle Schwarber and little else. He tried.
Yu Darvish had his best stuff going tonight, but even on those nights, sometimes the sequencing of hits – and a homer – bites you.