Remember the game May 10 in San Diego? The one where Frank Schwindel hit a ball that was caught at the wall, just a couple of feet short of a home run that would have given the Cubs the lead in the ninth inning?
Welp. We had another one of those Wednesday evening in Cincinnati. Situation: One out, Cubs runners on first and second. Willson Contreras, who hadn’t played since Saturday due to a hamstring issue, stepped up to pinch-hit.
That wouldn’t have been a home run if not for Nick Senzel’s excellent catch. But if Senzel doesn’t grab that ball, it would have resulted in an extra-base hit, tying the game.
The Cubs did score a run in the inning, but all that did was add another loss to their sad one-run record this year. The 4-3 defeat to the Reds ended a three-game Cubs winning streak.