Cubs 65-61, +0.5/-3.0
Giants 56-72, -16.0/-13.0
POTG: 2B Mike Fontenot (2 H, RBI)
Runner Up: 2B Ryan Theriot (2 H)
So this loss is generally being treated like the end of the world. Z didn’t have a good start, he gave a homerun to the opposing pitcher, the offense didn’t score much, on and on.
Whatever. I think people are extra frenetic because it’s close and late, but there are going to be games like this where things just don’t go the Cubs way. They’re going to lose 19 more times this season, and I kinda expect media freakouts after each and ever loss. Yet, if they only do it 19 times, everything’s going to be great. Just because Z signed an extension doesn’t make him immune from bad starts. Everyone has bad starts.
It’s too soon to live and die with every decision, there’s still 36 games left. The slightly less small picture is the Cubs won 2 of 3 here (including 2 games they didn’t have much business winning), and that’s what they needed coming into this series. If they squeeze 2 out of the Diamondbacks, a better team right now, that’s an achievement.
I missed most of this game due to a power outage, so that’s all I got to say.