So Much More to Enjoy From the Cubs' Big Comeback Win: Highlights, History, Quotes, Jed the Psychic, More

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So Much More to Enjoy From the Cubs’ Big Comeback Win: Highlights, History, Quotes, Jed the Psychic, More

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Did you watch the game last night and love every moment of the comeback? Did you turn the game off after the Cubs went down 7-0? Do you want to enjoy it again in any case?

The Chicago Cubs pulled off a wild and wonderful comeback last night, ultimately beating the Seattle Mariners 14-9 at Wrigley Field.

More to enjoy …

  • Because it came so early in the game, the Cubs’ odds of overcoming the deficit last night were not OVERWHELMING – but it was definitely still very unlikely:
  • The particular contours of this comeback were still really rare, though. Per ESPN Stats and Info (via the Tribune), “The Cubs became the first team since Sept. 27, 2001, to be down seven runs by the second inning and lead by the end of the third.”
  • The Cubs also hadn’t won a game in which they trailed by 7 or more runs in five years. They were 0 for their last 79.
  • Dansby Swanson was loving the grand slam moment ( “I couldn’t help but just smile. It was so pure. The energy was just amazing. As soon as Nelly hit that ball – I hadn’t really felt too many things like that in my career.” A reminder that this is a guy who has done nothing but win in his career, and has won a World Series.
  • Cubs president Jed Hoyer joined the booth last night in the 3rd inning, wishing Boog Sciambi a happy birthday and quipping that the Cubs would get him a comeback for his birthday:
  • And Jed was right:
  • Even before the game started, Hoyer was talking about the importance of comeback wins (Sun-Times): “I do think it’s important to have comeback wins. Comebacks are a measure of unity and toughness, and you want a team that’s going to keep fighting, climbing even when you’re behind.”
  • To that point, I like that these Cubs know they can do it. Go down a bit early? They can come back.
  • And I ALSO love hearing this from Hayden Wesneski, whose rough outing set up the comeback in the first place ( “You feel like you let the team down, and you feel like you set your team up for a loss already in the second inning. To see them [come back], man …”
  • I am still loving these views of the Nelson Velazquez grand slam:
  • And Nelson is the Cowboy now:
  • Everyone was thinking it, including David Ross:
  • More from Ross on the offense:

  • In case you didn’t see/hear this already, you will really want to turn your sound on and enjoy:

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.