Tuesday, September 22, 2020


The Cubs are in the playoffs! Despite the loss on Tuesday, the North Siders clinched a playoff berth for the 2020 MLB playoffs!

First, the bad news: they dropped their game against the Bucs 3-2 in the bottom of the 9th after rallying to tie the game 2-2 in the 8th on an Anthony Rizzo two-run homer. Jose Quintana was back in action for the start, and Adbert Alzolay tossed 4 quality innings (1 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K) to pick up Q, who threw only two innings in his first effort back from the IL.

And now ... the good news! The Reds lost to the Brewers, knocking them out of NL Central title contention. Mathematically, the Reds and Cubs could both finish with the same record, but the Cubs would win the tiebreaker over the Reds due to winning the season series 6-4.

That leaves the Brewers, Cardinals, and Cubs with a shot at the NL Central title. Since the Brewers and Cards play each other 5 times this weekend, each team's path to a division title would knock the other out of 1st or 2nd in the division, guaranteeing the Cubs a 1st or 2nd place finish in the NL Central ... and a playoff berth!

So ... the Cubs are in the playoffs!

55 regular season games down, 5 to go.



Anonymous said...

Do cubs even care. They can't beat the worst team in mlb.

Unknown said...

They should find their way out of the playoffs so they don't embarrass themselves by getting shut out in 3 straight. This team simply can't hit. 3rd year in a row. Blow it up.

Unknown said...

Hard to watch isn't it? Hitting is pathetic. Some star players should have been sent down for a wakeup call. Too late now