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Pedro Strop threw the ninth inning in the wild card game through ‘severe pain’

It’s this kind of toughness that helps make Pedro a Cubs legend.

The Cubs bullpen situation had been dicey long before Pedro Strop pulled his hamstring running the bases. I wondered in early September if the long time setup man had what it takes to close in the postseason after it became clear that Brandon Morrow would not be back in 2018. However, I was pretty excited for the possibility. As Al had noted the month before, Strop is one of the best relievers in Cubs history and I loved the idea of him rising to the occasion to save key games during an injury riddled 2018 season.

When he was injured I was pretty devastated. It seemed like one more problem for the Cubs to deal with, one more unfair moment for one of my favorite Cubs, one more challenge in an unrelenting schedule.

And then, improbably, the night before the wild card game, Strop insisted he was healthy and ready to pitch. I joined most of Cubs Twitter in shock and hope:

HAT’S LEFT!!!!!❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/jO9O3VT959

— Sara Sanchez ⚾ (@BCB_Sara) October 2, 2018

Frankly I felt like a child on Christmas morning as …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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