Yes, it’s only April, but the Chicago Cubs pulled off what could turn out to be the best comeback of the season Saturday.
Playing against the Braves on a freezing yet rainy afternoon at Wrigley Field — ultimately winning, 14-10 — the game took an early and ugly turn for the Cubs, who fell into a 10-2 hole by the end of the fourth inning. With a run in the sixth and two in the seventh, they were slowly chipping away at Atlanta’s lead. But still trailing 10-5 going into the eighth inning, the game seemed out of reach.
That’s when the magic started.
The Cubs scored nine runs off of three hits, five walks, two hit batters, a wild pitch and an error for an incredible eighth inning that ended with a 14-10 Chicago lead. That’s bananas.
Down only 10-7, Javier Baez doubled deep into centerfield, allowing Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras and Ben Zobrist to score to tie the game.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 14, 2018
Then, with the bases loaded again, Kyle Schwarber was walked, allowing Baez to score. Then Tommy La Stella was walked, allowing Addison Russell to score. And then thanks to an error from Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki, Jason Heyward scored for the four-run lead at the end of the inning.
This insane sequence led to a similarly bonkers play-by-play.
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SOURCE: USA Today FTW! – Michelle R. Martinelli