Wednesday, September 8, 2021


Holy cow! Jason Heyward's walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th gave the Cubs a 4-1 win over the Reds on Wednesday night at Wrigley. It was a pitchers' duel until that point, with both teams combining for only two runs, nine hits, and three walks prior to J-Hey's blast.

Alec Mills tossed a quality start for the North Siders (6 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 3 K) before Rowan Wick and Codi Heuer combined for four scoreless innings of relief. On the offensive side, Ian Happ continued his hot streak with a 1st inning solo homer.

While the Cubs have won 11 of their last 14 games, one more Cubs loss or one more Brewers win will officially eliminate the Cubs from the 2021 NL Central title race. They've already been eliminated from the first NL Wild Card berth (even by winning out, they couldn't overtake LA or SF). If the NL Central is out of reach, we'll refocus the CMN on the second NL Wild Card berth.

The homestand continues Friday, as Kris Bryant and the Giants return to the Friendly Confines for a weekend set.

Go Cubs go!

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