Cubs rally in 9th to beat Cards
The Chicago Cubs scored big in the ninth inning to earn a 7-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs have turned this game into a wild comeback and proved that they can clear out any doubts on the roster at this point in the second half of the 2021 season.
The goal for the Cubs is to do what they can to take out all issues and focus on each game. That is what Coach David Ross is so busy about as the trade deadline looms in the MLB. The Cubs are keen to stay on track and keep their pace in the second half.
While there was an early exit from Kris Bryant, the Cubs went on to put up six runs in the ninth to rally back in their huge win that proved their grit. The club is in perfect form even when their lead star had to take a seat.
Ian Happ took Bryant’s place in the game as he took a right hamstring fatigue. The Cubs did not need to worry about it. It was all Happ who did the rest and made the huge blow to make sure that the Cubs would get back into the game. Happ spoke about the experience after the game.
‘For us, having a rally like that and really having fun’, Happ said. ‘I mean, for me personally, I can say that was a really enjoyable moment and something that I will use as, “Hey, I want to have that feeling more often.” And that's exactly what I think we're trying to do on a daily basis’.
Happ came into the game for the third time in Bryant’s place. He pulled off a huge run over Alex Reyes into the right field and plated a pair of runs so that the Cubs would take the win for the fifth time in 20 games.
It was also the first time that the Cubs have rallied back from a five-run deficit in the ninth inning. It was a chance for Happ to work on his swing in the 2021 season. He was pleased to have that chance and win it for the Cubs in one of their big games for the 2021 season.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores