The Chicago Cubs were swept in last night’s divisional doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals. They’ll need to bounce back tonight in a big way.
Besides Ian Happ returning from his eye injury that he suffered a few nights ago against the Pirates, there weren’t many positives for the Chicago Cubs last night. For starters, they scored just three-runs in 14-innings of baseball. Those 14-innings dropped two-games in the division to the Cardinals. The National League Central Division race is just 2.5-games in favor of the Cubs now.
Being up just 2.5-games makes the next two games against the Cardinals must-win. They had a chance to distance themselves from the pack playing four-games in three-nights against the team closet two them, but they were out-played at every aspect.