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Here at CUB TRACKS NEWS AND NOTES™, we have news for you. The NooCubs are showing some spirits. Are they friendly spirits? Well, they’re not Malört.

That. And Ian Happ’s clutch single and then the clutch slipped a little. The Cubs lost a run on a bs call and Salvador Perez buried a ball in the bleachers, but the vibe was still positive, even with color-man carousel going on. One hopes that JD isn’t persona au gratin.

I think Dep is right, and the group ‘loosened up’ a lot after that first win. The hitters don’t look as if they’re trudging across the tundra and the pitchers haver stinkier cheese.

The 4-2 lead didn’t seem as insurmountable as leads had seemed during the losing streak, but it was still a two-run lead. Okay, three runs. Four. I see a pattern and it’s trending down.

Another rough day on the diamond for Rex Brothers and Jake Jewell and the Cubs in general. Better luck today. Keegan Thompson returns and he’s on the hill.

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