“Go Cubs, Go” blared from the Wrigley Field speakers Tuesday night as the Chicago Cubs won their first home game of 2013.
Despite a disastrous weekend in Atlanta, the Cubs redeemed themselves with a 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers that included an exciting eighth-inning rally by Chicago’s “Lovable Losers.” Down 3-2 in the seventh, the Cubs made a comeback when Starlin Castro grounded out to allow Steve Clevenger to score, followed by an RBI double by Anthony Rizzo which tied the two teams, 3-3.
Even though it was a chilly 35 degrees at game time, the Cubs’ bats were certainly hot in the eighth inning when they took the lead over the Brewers. The Cubs’ took hold of the game when Scott Hairston hit a sac fly to score Nate Schierholtz while David DeJesus added an RBI single, putting the Cubs’ ahead, 6-3.
Just when you thought the excitement couldn’t be any more intense at Wrigley after that amazing comeback by the home team, newly appointed Cubs closer Kyuji Fujikawa took the mound in the top of the ninth inning to close out a spectacular game and earning himself his second save of the year.
It’s amazing to think that the team that was just brutally swept by the Atlanta Braves this past weekend was able to pull off a comeback like they did in their first home night game on Tuesday night. While there were some careless and costly fielding errors, the Cubs showed the bat power that they’ve been lacking recently. For the first time this season, we were really able to see them succeed in stepping up to the plate and delivering those runs when they needed them the most.
If they can keep getting on base and driving runs home, I think we’ll start hearing “Go Cubs, Go” a lot more after each home game.