The Chicago Cubs did what they needed to do to claw out a winVincent Pariseon June 17, 2022 at 11:02 pm

The Chicago Cubs have had a rough go of it lately. Things are not looking like they are going to get any easier as the 2022 season goes along. In fact, it is going to get much harder as certain players could be shipped out of town.

Going into Friday’s game against the defending World Series Champion Atlanta Braves, the Cubs had lost ten games in a row. It gets even worse because the Braves came in having won their last 14 games. Obviously, this is not the best matchup on paper for the Cubs right now.

Paper doesn’t play the baseball games though. Somehow the Cubs pulled off the unlikely and defeated the Braves to end both streaks. That is the magic of baseball. Any team can beat any other team on any given day. It is truly remarkable.

Now, it was not easy for the Chicago Cubs. They needed one base running hero and some really good pitching to get this thing won. They won 1-0 thanks to exactly that.

The Chicago Cubs earned a huge win over the Atlanta Braves to end the streak.

In the 8th inning, Jonathan Villar pinch-hit for Jason Heyward. He walked. From there, he ended up on third because of a sacrifice bunt and a stolen base. He then scored on a sacrifice fly to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead. Nobody was too confident it would hold in the ninth but it did and the Cubs win.

As for the pitching, Keegan Thompson was magnificent again. He went 6.0 innings only giving up two hits and two walks while striking out nine. It was a stellar performance from him once again as he has been so good all year long.

Mychal Givens, Chris Martin, and David Robertson shut the door from there and the Cubs earned the shutout. Martin earned the win because he pitched in the 8th inning when the Cubs took the lead and Robertson was credited with the save.

As mentioned before, the Cubs scratched and clawed their way to victory in this one but after losing ten straight they will take just about anything. Now the interesting thing will be to see how both teams respond on Saturday and Sunday. For now, the Cubs can enjoy this one.

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