2017 Cubs victories revisited, July 7: Cubs 6, Pirates 1

This was KB’s day.

This victory once again put the Cubs back at .500 — the 20th different time they’d been exactly at the .500 mark in 2017. They trailed the Brewers by 4½ games in the N.L. Central.

The pace of this game was very, very slow. At three hours, 46 minutes, it was the longest nine-inning game at Wrigley Field this year.

However, since the Cubs finally broke through and scored lots of runners, defeating the Pirates 6-1 after leaving seven men on in the first three innings, the complaint department door is (mostly) closed this afternoon. I will have a few thoughts on the length of this one later, primarily concerning Eddie Butler.

While the Cubs were leaving all those runners on base, so were the Pirates. They left seven men on base through four innings, leading to tweet sequences like this:

There’s no way we are going to see 10 men LOB between the teams in the first two innings here, right?

— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) July 7, 2017

Ok, 10 LOB after 2. Yeesh

— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) July 7, 2017

Note the timestamps on those two, only three minutes apart. Butler and <a target="_self" …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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