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Arizona Diamondbacks v Chicago Cubs Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

Here at CUB TRACKS NEWS AND NOTES™, we have news for you. The Cubs dropped one to the Diamondbacks Saturday afternoon at steamy Wrigley Field, where it was 20 degrees warmer than Tucson. Strange days indeed.

Kind of a lackluster game, on balance, given the protracted rain delay in the bottom of the ninth. I imagine most of the TV audience checked out before the game concluded (I had Pat and Ron going — they spent a lot of time with Bruce Levine). The Sheriff had a rare bad day in front of all of those scouts, so maybe the Cubs can keep him. Not a ton of highlights, but still, this, his fifteenth to lead NL catchers:

And this was cool, though Alec Mills stayed true to his pattern otherwise:

And this fine defensive play by Patrick Wisdom:

Cub can go for the loaf today.

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