This isn’t the way this one was supposed to go.
This is what I get, I suppose, for predicting the Cubs would sweep this series.
The Cubs came into this game 24½ games ahead of the Braves, with the best record in baseball. The Braves had not only the worst record in the game, but the worst record in their home park, while the Cubs had the best record on the road.
Result? Of course, a 5-1 Braves win. Because baseball.
Perhaps I should have paid more attention to the fact that the Cubs’ all-time record in Turner Field, coming into Friday’s game, was 28-41. The only road park the Cubs have more losses in since the Ted opened in 1997 is Chase Field (44). So, the Cubs will not be sad to say goodbye to the downtown Atlanta ballpark after two more games, Saturday and Sunday.
Jason Hammel gave up solo homers to Adonis Garcia (his first since Opening Day) and Tyler Flowers (his first since May 18) in a span of five pitches. Remember, this is a team that came into this game with 25 fewer home runs than any other major-league team. And Hammel …Read the Rest
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue