Watch the Cubs Complete Their Historic Ninth Inning Rally in St. Louis

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Watch the Cubs Complete Their Historic Ninth Inning Rally in St. Louis

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Truly, I’m flabbergasted. I don’t think I’ve ever used that word seriously and meant it, but tonight … it just feels right.

After losing Kris Bryant (hamstring) in the fifth inning while managing just a measly three hits and one run before the ninth, the Cubs managed to come back from a 6-1 one deficit against the Cardinals *in St. Louis* for one of the most astonishing comebacks I’ve seen them complete. Sure, it started with some extra luck (a dropped third strike and a single with an error gave the Cubs runners on first and third with no outs), but after that the Cubs went walk-walk-strikeout-walk-single-double, scoring SIX runs and taking the lead back from the Cardinals, before Craig Kimbrel shut them down in the 9th.

It was truly a roller coaster ride, that looked something like this:

Just look at that drop off! I know there are some people out there who’d prefer the Cubs limit their winning (responsibly) over the next few months in what is already a lost season, but you just can’t deny how good it feels to embarrass the Cardinals like that in their own ballpark. There will be plenty of time to get a better 2022 draft pick this season. For now, this win is way more important and exciting for my Cubs fandom.

And now, let’s re-enjoy that historic comeback.

Here’s the first four runs of the inning: An RBI walk from Sergio Alcantara (6-2 Cardinals), an RBI walk from Anthony Rizzo (6-3 Cardinals), and a two-run single from Javy Baez (6-5 Cardinals).

And here’s Ian Happ’s 2-RBI double down the right field line that gave the Cubs their final two runs of the game:

What a fantastic moment for the entire team, but especially Ian Happ, who has been struggling quite a bit lately. I am happy for him.

Here’s some more fun from that historic performance:


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Author: Michael Cerami

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