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Cubs on Cruise, Still Know How to Use Clutch

For a few innings Sunday, it looked as though we were going to have to discuss the Cubs’ inability to put away good teams or their struggles in close games. You also had the inevitable worries that they couldn’t beat good pitching, as the final two games of a long set with the Giants came against Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto. But wouldn’t you know it, the most unlikely of editors came along and tweaked the story at the last minute.

With his game-tying RBI in the 9th and game-winning hit four innings later, Jason Heyward made sure we were focused on the right things. Instead of splitting with the Giants after being up 2-0, the Cubs had taken three of four from a potential playoff opponent. Rather than lament the fact that the Cubs had hit poorly against good pitching, the story was about them holding a solid team to a .106 batting average (14-for-132).

It looked for a while as though the Cubs were playing with a hangover Monday in Milwaukee, whether because of the early start or because they’d already taken their collective foot off the gas and had settled comfortably into the right lane. As they’ve been wont …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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