After winning two against the Phillies to start the month, the Cubs went to Milwaukee and lost two of three to the Brew Crew.
Almora had two of just six hits for the Cubs, who were appearing in the postseason for the fourth consecutive season.
Why? Because they absolutely blew it.
The Cubs were in first place for the entire second half of the season and it took until Game 163 for them to lose that position, yet they managed to play just one postseason game. Even with that loss the Cubs were one win away from the NLDS and couldn’t do shit against the Rockies.
The victor of this game will play the Brewers in the NLDS, starting Thursday. Instead, they mustered up one run on just three hits, losing the division title to the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Cubs had plenty of chances to wrap up the division, but they didn’t and were caught in September. Zobrist also played right field and left field in the game.
“In 2015, we were winning the wild-card game no matter what”, Rizzo said. Colorado only scored one run through nine innings, thanks to a six-inning effort by Jon Lester followed by some outstanding relief pitching.
The hug struck Rockies manager Bud Black as interference. However, Adam Ottavino struck out Jason Heyward to end the threat.
The Cubs were also without Kris Bryant for 61 games as he missed a few games in April after taking a hit-by-pitch to the head and then was out for almost two months overall with a left shoulder injury this summer.
A little-known backup catcher turned out to be the hero in Tuesday night’s NL Wild Card Game between the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies.
Rockies closer Wade Davis came on to end the inning at 1-1 by striking out Albert Almora Jr. after Baez had stolen third. After 13 innings of brilliant pitching, Trevor Story was able to start the rally in extra innings with a two-out single through the left side of the infield. A franchise that for decades was defined by heartache has more wins the past four seasons than any other team.
Blame the Cubs, because they absolutely blew it.