He was probably one of the best Cubs of the year in a distant victory.


The rain delay of one hour and fifteen minutes, combined with four hours and seven minutes of play, meant that there was a very long night for the Cubs and Red. It is made for the kind of game that you especially hate losing, and also the kind of game that lifts your spirits.

Thankfully the latter team was the Cubs, who broke against Sunny Gray in the 4th inning, added some built runs from there (when was the last time the Cubs were scoring 8+ runs without a home run?), And got great bullpen work. (With one exception) to hold on to victory.

It is not Feel Like a giant Return back Victory, but as a matter of fact, when you go down 3–0 in the first few innings, it is actually a substantial hole in a reference neutral position. At the low point at the top of the 4, the Cubs had just a 15.8% chance of coming back to win:

(Via FanGraph)

Considering some other peripheral references, and I’m thinking this was one of the Cubs’ best wins of the year: (1) Sunny Gray dominated them last time; (2) Adbert Alzolle was filling in as the starter and he did not do all that well; (3) The Cubs only lost the start of U Darvesh; (4) It gave the Cubs a series win; And (5) crimes produced without a home run.

If you want to relay, enjoy the rain-soaked highlights, or if you get out of the round about five and half hours: