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2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 88

Cubs drop series opener to Giants 2-1

I expected that I’d have a loss or two to recap on this West Coast trip. The Cubs haven’t played fantastic ball on the road of late, including a sweep at the hands of the Reds that is still fresh in just about everyone’s memory. But that wasn’t even the reason why. I figured it would be because the script finally failed. The script where the Cubs fall behind early, battle back late and eventually win. That is not a great recipe for success. No team can just keep battling back, no matter how talented or resilient they are.

But that wasn’t the script. The Cubs actually scored first in this one. And they also received some dominant pitching. The Cubs never trailed in this game until the winning run crossed the plate. This was the one way a team can fall behind and literally have no chance to come from behind. The narrative is there if you want to reach for the most consistent narrative of this Cubs season. The Cubs are now 9-3 in their last 12. They’ve scored 79 runs in the nine wins and eight runs in …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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