The 12 days of Cubsmas, Day 3: Three epic relief performances

The Cubs got a lot of help from unlikely pitchers in 2018

The Cubs got a lot of help in 2018 from unlikely relievers. The front office spent a lot of money on bullpen arms in 2018 but the brightest moments came from players they picked up on the waiver wire and in trades. So on the third day of Cubsmas I wanted to take a look at three epic relief performances for the Cubs in 2018.

The Butler did it

Long before Nathan Eovaldi wowed the baseball world with 6+ innings in relief in game 3 of the World Series the Cubs had Eddie Butler put on a similar display, unfortunately with a similar result, on March 30 in Miami.

The Cubs traded for Eddie Butler in 2017. They acquired him from the Rockies for James Farris and international bonus pool money. He started 11 games for the Cubs in 2017 after the Brett Anderson experiment failed, but his March 30 relief appearance was perhaps his most impressive moment with the Cubs.

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Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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