The Cubs easily could have been swept in that series. Also, that ball was obviously fair.
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Schwarber’s back is still bothering him enough that extra rest is warranted.
From Pirates fan to Reds fan.
I’d call it a mixed weekend, at best. If you missed any headlines, catch up here.
Come on, bats. Where are you?
Important assists in a 1-0 win.
Heyward missed about 16 days with a hamstring injury.
Lefties, lefties, lefties, lefties, rockin’ everywhere.
Enjoy Lester’s dominance of the Reds. I certainly did.
Everybody who isn’t the Cubs loses!
It’s another win! Barely. But it counts!
Come on, Cubs. Keep up the pressure.
This is exceedingly good news.
The Cubs clearly have a new elite setup man and new elite closer.
Joe Maddon … so crazy it just might work.
Without this one, the game probably ends very differently.
The Pirates didn’t offer too much of a challenge for the Brewers and their bullpen.
Ah, so that’s how it’s going to feel without a sure-fire closer …
I AM CURRENTLY HAPPY! (Don’t take this away from me, Cubs.)
Let’s go, Cubs! Keep the winning ways going in a rare Friday night game.
This is a terrible outcome.
The Angels might take Trout’s free agency bonanza away from us … again.
The Cubs continue to ride the hot bat of Victor Caratini down the stretch.
The game still stands out, even 10 years later, for obvious reasons.
It will require a deposit and winning a lottery.
Time to finish this season on your own terms, Cubs.
That picture is my summary.