Rocky Road 9th
Monday’s game at Philadelphia seemed to be a lop-sided 6-0 win for the Cubs. Jon Lester had a sharp outing closing out the Phillies for 8 straight.
Joe Maddon made a decision to save a little Lester for late season play. The Phillies went slap happy with home runs, and other assorted hits for 4 runs off the Bullpen in the 9th before finally being shut down.
Luckily, it still goes down as a ‘W’ for the Cubs but, the rocky road was traveled in the 9th.
The proverbial rocky road has carried through to the bottom of the 1st in tonight’s game with little damage with Kyle Hendricks getting the start.
Details on last night’s Phillies-Cubs game from Philadelphia on your Official Cubs Home Page.