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2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 150

In which I’m reminded of Tom Petty’s "Free Fallin’"

Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 2: Swept

I have no good news for you today.

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 149

The one with four blown leads!

Diamondbacks 7, Cubs 6: You have got to be kidding me

That was... something.

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 148

The struggles are real. The Cubs lose 6-4 despite a late comeback attempt.

Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 4: Two bad pitches by Justin Steele

The Cubs lefthander threw pretty well... except for those two... bad... pitches.

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 147

Fatigue sinks the Cubs in Colorado.

Rockies 7, Cubs 3: Can’t anyone here play this game?

The Cubs lost, and looked bad doing it.

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 146

Sloppy play in Colorado leads to a 6-4 loss.

Rockies 6, Cubs 4: Pete Crow-Armstrong puts on a fielding clinic...

... but it’s not enough for the Cubs to win.

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 145

The Cubs fumble the lead late, but bounce back to win 5-4.

Cubs 5, Rockies 4: The cardiac Cubs come back

A ninth-inning rally put this one in the win column.

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 144

The Cubs salvage a winning homestand with a 5-2 win in the finale.

Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 2: Everyone digs the long ball

The Cubs’ bats got untracked and three home runs led the way to victory.

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 143

The Cubs drop their third straight, a 3-2 extra-inning loss.

Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2: Maddening, infuriating, exasperating, frustrating

Yes, I went through the thesaurus to get as many descriptive adjectives as I could for this bad loss.

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 142

Truly a game of inches; Cubs lose 1-0.

Diamondbacks 1, Cubs 0: Should David Ross have pulled Jameson Taillon?

That’s the question that needs to be asked after this frustrating loss.

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 141

A rare dud in otherwise terrific season

Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 2: Opposite day

This game didn’t go the way the pitching matchup might have indicated.

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 140

The Cubs shrink the Giants down to size in an 8-2 win to complete the sweep!

Cubs 8, Giants 2: Sweep!

The Cubs swept the Giants behind solid pitching from Jordan Wicks and a varied offense.

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 139

The offense takes its turn in an 11-8 win.

Cubs 11, Giants 8: In the big inning...

The Cubs put two large crooked numbers on the board and outlasted the Giants.

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 138

Justin Steele dominates in a holiday 5-0 win.

Cubs 5, Giants 0: Justin Steele makes his Cy Young case

The Cubs lefthander was brilliant against the Giants Monday afternoon.

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 137

The Cubs bounce back with a huge eighth inning and win 15-7

Cubs 15, Reds 7: Have you been waiting to exhale?

Now you can, a bit, after a seven-run inning turned a close game into a Cubs blowout win.

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 136

For the second game, the Reds rally in the ninth to beat the Cubs.

Reds 2, Cubs 1: Another bullpen meltdown and offensive failure

It ruined an outstanding outing from Javier Assad.

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Games 134 and 135

It was almost a perfect day but in the end, the Cubs split the doubleheader.

Reds 3, Cubs 2: This isn’t the way things were supposed to go

This game seemed well in hand... until it wasn’t.

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