The Chicago Cubs came into the series closer against the Milwaukee Brewers fighting for their lives. They were trying to not get swept, trying to snap their losing streak, and trying to widen their lead and stay on top in the National League Central.
The Cubbies got the early lead thanks to a Rene Rivera RBI double in the 2nd, making the score 1-0 going to the 3rd.
The Brewers tied it up in the 4th, making it 1-1 going to the bottom of the 4th.
The Brewers got the lead in the 6th, with a two run home run, changing the score 1-3.
Willson Contrearas made his first post DL appearance as a pitch hitter in the 7th, and though he struck out, it was great to see him back in Wrigley and in uniform.
Despite striking first, the Cubs couldn’t keep that momentum going, and lost their 3rd consecutive game, 1-3.
The inconsistent offense (and pitching) may be their demise this season.
The Cubs remain in first place in the NL Central, although they now only lead by 2 games. The Cubs have an off day Monday, and will host the New York Mets for a three game series starting Tuesday, and then the St. Louis Cardinals for a weekend set.
Hopefully the day off will give them a chance to reboot and they can win the division.