Thursday, August 4, 2016


Holy cow! Another comeback win for the first place Cubs as they swept the Marlins at Wrigley. Down 4-2 in the bottom of the ninth, they scored three to pull off the win. Marlins closer AJ Ramos imploded (2/3 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, WP), and the Cubs took full advantage with a string of several great at-bats.

John Lackey had a nice start (7 IP, 8 K, 3 ER, 2 2B at the plate) despite a lack of run support. Maddon's decision to have Zobrist lay down a sacrifice bunt with two on and no outs in the 8th was interesting, but after Sunday night's epic win against the Mariners, Joe has a free pass for the rest of the season!

The MLB-best Cubs have an off day Thursday, travel to Oakland for a three-game weekend series, then return home for a ten-game homestand versus the Angels, Cardinals, and Brewers.

Let's go!

NL Central Standings
Team        W   L    PCT    GB
Cubs       66  41   .617    --
Cards      57  51   .528   9.5
Pirates    53  52   .505  12.0

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