Just as I enjoyed yesterday’s win for what it was – a moment to be excited by a comeback because whatever – today I not enjoy watching the bullpen implode. The Cubs tried to win the magic of the 9th inning again, including another double-out double by Rafael Ortega and a chance for Willson Contreras to play hero again, but it wasn’t enough.
Zach Davies was more or less Zach Davies (capable of five innings, not great, not horrible), but the bullpen had problems from the jump and throughout the rest of the game. The center lights are all having a bit of a rough time right now.
The Diamondbacks repeatedly tried to screw up this game – they are what their record says they are – with multiple key doubles, including the what-are-you-doing-Kole-Calhoun. But Eduardo Escobar’s late two-run insurance homer turned out to be enough to keep them from screwing up.
Anyway, it was a fun day for this man…
Full box score.