What began as a winning streak against the Cardinals has become a desperate attempt to avoid purging. The rain was threatening all day and going down quite hard at times, but not enough to stop the action. It would be better if the sky opened and forced the mind to call the game after eight, at which point the offense still gave enough support to J. Darwish.
Nick Castellanos scored the first game of the passed ball game in the 1
Why the Cubs lost
Joe Maddon hoped for a full game from his starter to save the whip and save one game in the series . It was Darwish's valiant effort, but maybe he stayed in the game a few runs longer than necessary.
Chris Bryant Knuckled his ankle Trying to win came out a double play in the 3rd inning. He was asked off the field in apparent pain and was diagnosed with sprains after the initial X-rays were negative for fracture. He has an MRI scheduled for Monday.
Statistics that the question
- The cubs have been seven days without ankle sprains.
- Darvish is the first Cubs pitcher to have three consecutive double-digit strikeouts by Kerry Wood. He is the first Cub ever with three straight games in 11 digs.
- Castellanos hit his 27th home game and marked his 100th game of the season, both career-highs.
Milwaukee won their game against the Pirates on Sunday, so the Cubs are already four games back in the Wild Card. Joe Madden said of the games this weekend: "Everyone, in one way, is a must-win."
It's not dark yet, but it's getting there.
The Cubs have a day off on Monday and then head to Pittsburgh for a three-game series with the Pirates. Grab the opening series on Tuesday at 6:05 PM CDT on NBC Sports Chicago and 670 The Score.