2017 Cubs victories revisited, July 17: Cubs 4, Braves 3

The Cubs won their fourth straight.

There was a long delay before this game started as the teams waited for a storm that never did hit the ballpark, and then the game dragged out for quite some time and there was nearly a blown save before the Cubs finally won their fourth in a row to move to 47-45. They were 3½ games behind the Brewers in the N.L. Central.

The Cubs have a four-game winning streak for the first time since they won five in a row from June 2-6 after defeating the Braves 4-3 Monday night in their first game in Atlanta’s new SunTrust Park.

Those are just the facts. This is also a fact: Wade Davis registered his 18th save, but in an ugly fashion that nearly blew what looked like a relatively easy 4-1 win. (And you can see the usually-stoic Davis almost crack a smile in the photo above when congratulated by Joe Maddon after the game.)

I’ll get back to Davis later.

Jon Lester began this game as if he had said to himself, “Well, if Jose Quintana can do that, so can I!” Lester allowed the first run of the game in …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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