Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 8, Cubs 3 – August 25, 2022

It is fine, in a sense, that the Cubs didn’t win today’s game or the five-game series this week against the Cardinals. They aren’t going to the playoffs, and this one series won’t be the difference in some hypothetical free agent seriously considering market-rate Cubs offer.

But it’s the Cardinals. In late August. When they are leading the division. It just felt … like a series I really wanted to see the Cubs win.

Marcus Stroman wasn’t “wild” today, but he was missing his spots just enough to fall behind in counts, and giving up hits when he came back into the zone. Mathematically, he was, I suppose, slightly unlucky for 11 balls to fall in for hits, but the contact quality was not great for him. Lotta really hard-hit balls. Not a lot of groundballs. It was not a great day.

Not great for the bullpen or the bats, either. Series loss. Sad.

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