Thursday, August 17, 2023


Holy mackerel! The Cubs came back to beat the White Sox 4-3 Wednesday on Chris Morel's walkoff three-run homer. Javier Assad tossed a quality start (6 IP, 2 ER, 4 K) and Michael Fulmer struck out three consecutive South Siders to get out of the bases-loaded jam he inherited.

Until the eighth, the North Siders' offense had been held scoreless. Nick Madrigal put the Cubs on the board with a pinch-hit solo shot, but they were down 3-1 to start the bottom of the 9th. Bellinger led off the inning with a double, Swanson walked, and Morel drove a 1-2 pitch to the right field bleachers to ignite the Friendly Confines and keep the Cubs 2.5 games back of the Brewers and in an NL Wild Card slot.

After a torrid July (8 HR, 24 RBI, 1.134 OPS), Belli has continued to mash, with 3 homers, 13 RBI, and a 1.110 OPS in August. He's hitting over .400 since July 1.

After an off day Thursday, the Cubs host the Royals for a weekend set before heading to Detroit on Monday to kick off a six-game road trip.

120 games down, 42 to go. Go Cubs go!

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