The Cubs completed one of the biggest ninth-inning comebacks in decades, and it’s the lack of mythology that’s so refreshing for everyone left in the postseason. When did you know the Cubs were going to lose the National League Division Series? Was it when Conor Gillaspie emerged from the radioactive waters behind AT&T Park to hit a triple off Aroldis Chapman in Game 3? Was it when John Lackey allowed a Matt Moore single to give the Giants the lead in Game 4?
Or was it something more poetic, like when the Cubs went up 2-0, because you knew it would maximize their eventual disappointment?
I’m not a clever man.
The Cubs’ Jeff Samardzija tossed seven scoreless innings on Wednesday, but the Yankees rallied in the ninth and went on to win in extra innings.
The Oakland A's were facing elimination in the ninth inning trailing 3-1. But Seth Smith (Eli Manning's backup quarterback at Ole Miss) tied it up with a 2-run double. And then Coco Crisp completed the comeback with an RBI-single th...
Taylor Teagarden singled home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the ninth inning, completing the Chicago Cubs’ biggest comeback of the season.
For the last 107 seasons, any hope the Chicago Cubs held heading into postseason play was almost immediately followed by agony. What took place in the ninth inning of Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Tuesday night is...