The Chicago Cubs, in the thick of the wild-card race, suffered a shocking upset. Seiya Suzuki made a shocking error that was reminiscent of G.G. Sato’s 15 years ago.
The Chicago Cubs played the Atlanta Braves at Truiste Park in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 27 (ET).
The Cubs took a 6-0 lead in the sixth inning on offense, but fell behind in the sixth inning on defense and lost the game 6-7 in the eighth inning on a crucial error.
In the end, the Cubs couldn’t overcome two runs in the eighth inning after a crucial error and lost 6-7. The Cubs are now 0.5 games out of the fourth wild card spot.
They are also only 1.5 games out of the fifth wild card. An incredibly bad error cost the Cubs a really important game that they should have won.
The error came in the eighth inning. The Cubs had runners on second and third with two walks and a wild pitch, but Drew Smyly induced a routine infield fly to Sean Murphy.
However, right fielder Seiya Suzuki lost the ball in the outfield. Center fielder Cody Bellinger immediately scooped it up and threw it away, but couldn’t prevent the two runners from crossing the plate.
Murphy’s hit could have easily been handled by either center or right field. Suzuki called it, and Bellinger backed off slightly. But the ball sailed past Suzuki’s glove. 토토사이트
As the ball sailed into the outfield, Smiley posed confidently, knowing he had ended the inning, only to be immediately frustrated.
The Cubs were unable to score in the bottom of the ninth and suffered a heartbreaking 6-7 loss. Suzuki struck out in the bottom of the ninth.
Smiley induced a routine fly ball to Murphy to at least record a hold, but Suzuki’s error cost him the blown save and the loss.
The Cubs will now host Atlanta on the 28th and 29th before returning home for a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers on the 30th through October 2nd.
If the Cubs miss the postseason by a half-game or even a game, Suzuki’s error will be remembered fondly.