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Cubs Heroes and Goats 2017 biggest WPA countdown: No 8 (positive)

Addy with the walkoff!

On the morning of April 19, the Cubs were 7-7. As you’ll surely recall, the Cubs spent a lot of time at .500 in the first half of the season. In fact, it wasn’t until July 23 that the Cubs were finally five games over. They never got lower than two games under. That was nearly 100 games played all more or less at .500.

Ironically, Al just covered this game for the second time. But I’ll give it my spin. The game was started by Kyle Hendricks. As you likely recall, Kyle had a rough start to his 2017 season and just wasn’t anywhere near the pitcher we saw in 2016 in the beginning of the year. This game wasn’t much of an exception. Travis Shaw followed an Eric Thames first inning walk with a two run homer. Jett Bandy led off the second inning with a solo home run and the Cubs were quickly down 3-0.

Albert Almora Jr. hit a home run with out out in the bottom of the second to cut the deficit to 3-1. Hendricks walked two in the top of the third but didn’t …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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