2017 Cubs victories revisited, September 12: Cubs 8, Mets 3

The Cubs blasted several home runs in this win.

The Cubs had been swept by the Brewers and their lead cut to two games, so this win was welcome. It raised their record to 78-66; the two-game lead was maintained, and the magic number cut to 17.

When a team that’s contending for a division title hosts a club that’s been decimated by injuries and trades of star players, the thing to do is to win games like those convincingly.

That’s what the Cubs did Tuesday night, smacking three home runs and getting solid starting pitching in an 8-3 win over the Mets.

The Cubs had plenty of chances to score in the first three innings, but could not push a run across the plate. They left RISP in all three innings, hit into a double play in the first and ran into one in the third (not sure what Ben Zobrist was thinking, running on a 3-2 pitch to Kris Bryant) and things were starting to look like they did during the Brewers series, an inability to move runners along.

The Mets broke through in the top of the fourth when a double, a single and a groundout …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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