The Chicago Cubs had to feel good going into the series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Sure, they were fresh off a loss against Cincinnati, but they won two series in a row, were going against the worse team in MLB, were still in first place in the NL Central, and it was finally players weekend.
The Cubs got off to a nice start in the first, off of a Kyle “Schwarbs” Schwarber solo home run, giving them the early lead going to the bottom half of the first, 1-0.
The Phillies though, came to play. Cubs starting pitcher Jose “Q” Quintana allowed a two run homer in the home half of the first, giving the Phillies the lead 1-2 going to the 2nd.
The Phillies loaded the bases with only one out in the bottom of the 2nd, and a triple resulted in three scoring. A single soon brought in another run, making it 1-6 going to the 3rd.
The Cubs had an opportunity for a comeback in the 5th, after loading the bases with two outs for Ian “Happer” Happ, who struck out, bringing the top of the 5th to a close.
The Phillies extended their lead, due to a solo home run in the 8th, making it 1-7.
The Cubs had a chance in the 9th,
One thing’s for certain, the Cubs can’t feel good now. Losing to the team with the worst record in MLB? That’s not Cub. That’s just sad.
The Cubbies remain in first place in the NL Central, and will play the Phillies Saturday for game two of the series, when Kyle Hendricks will be the starting pitcher.