Reappearing in a starting spot after being demoted to the bullpen three weeks ago, Chicago Cubs pitcher Tyler Chatwood gave up three runs to the Pittsburgh Pirates in one costly inning.
I have to admit, I’ve been almost sympathetic towards Chatwood over the last few weeks, as he sits in the bullpen, waiting for (more like praying for) his turn to try and contribute. The guy always looks like that kid in the sand-lot game who shows up every day, hoping to get picked, but never does.
For the second consecutive night, the Chicago Cubs needed just one run to top the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Pulling off seven double plays, the Cubs were impeccable on defense.
So, the magic number for the Cubs against the Brewers is 38. Any combination of Cubs wins and Brewers losses adding up to 38 clinches for the Cubs.
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