OSS: Cubs come back from an 8-run deficit in an all-around shitshow of a game that I can't believe I watched all of.
- The Cubs offense scored nine runs with two outs in the eighth inning to complete their comeback against the Braves. Javier Baez struck the biggest blow with a bases clearing double to tie the game, which was the hardest hit ball in the rally. The Braves pitchers and defense certainly gave them plenty of help, as there were two hit batsmen, an infield single, a wild pitch with an accompanying throwing error, and five walks in the inning.
- Seriously, nine runs. Holy shit.
- The only positive news for the Cubs early in the game was a solo shot by Albert Almora. It would have been a two run homer, were it not for an egregious strike two call on Happ just before Almora's PA.
- Jose Quintana got wrecked in this one, giving up one of the oddest HRs you'll see to start the game and roughly 500 bloop singles in his 2.1 innings of work. He also walked four in what was an unusually tight zone for a game being played in some of the worst weather conditions I've ever seen a baseball game played. I can chalk some of it up to the bizarre weather, but still not a great look for Q.
- Efren Navarro struck out twice in the eighth, and was the only Cub not involved in the rally. Though I guess that LOL-worthy wild pitch/error was during one of his PAs so he can get a soupçon of credit for that.
- Both teams were throwing it all over the diamond today, but I guess we can again chalk some of it up to weather. What a sloppy mess all around.
Next up: The Cubs somehow go for the series win tomorrow at 1:20, if it isn't raining yet again. Tyler Chatwood takes on Julio Teheran.