Monday, August 1, 2016



The Cubs won their crazy rubber game with the Seattle Mariners 7 to 6. After three innings by starting pitcher Brian Matusz... that we would all like to forget, the Cubs were down 6 to 0. The third would be the last time the Mariners scored. The rest of the game was defined by the bullpen heroics of Carl Edwards, Jr. with two shutout innings with five strikes outs, Travis Wood, Pedro Strop, Mike Montgomery, Aroldis Chapman, and tonight's winner, Hector Rondon with two shutout extra innings.

Travis Wood wasn't happy with just pitching, so he went to left in the seventh and made a game changing catch in the ivy!

The pitchers capped off the night of heroics when Jon Lester came off the bench in the 12th to pinch hit. His squeeze bunt brought Jason Heyward home to cap of the amazing come from behind victory.

The Cubs will finish up their home stand by welcoming the Miami Marlins to Wrigley.

Travis "I'll play any postion" Wood
Photo Credit: Billy Krump

NL Central Standings
Team        W   L    PCT    GB
Cubs       63  41   .606    --
Cards      56  49   .533   7.5
Pirates    52  51   .505  10.5

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