With a long weekend, Saturdays are particularly lazy. My family and I took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather (hello, global climate change!) to open the windows and go outside to play. Now, here we are on a Saturday night with not much else to do until tomorrow. The Cubs were also rained out of their on-field workout in Arizona, so it’s like none of us really did anything all day, really.
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) February 18, 2017
I perused the 2016 Chicago Cubs scores and saw that the team didn’t actually fare all that well on Saturday. By my count (and I might be wrong on this one), the Cubs went 11-14 on Saturday in the regular season. However, the Cubs did play four Saturday games in the postseason, going 3-1 in those contests. Alas, the final one was the loss in the World Series that put them into a 3-1 hole, but we all know what happened at the end, right?
Since whoever is reading this is as bored as I am, let’s check out those Saturday postseason highlights…
1. October 8, NLDS Game 2 vs. Giants
Here’s Travis Wood (see ya later, good luck on the Royals) hitting only the second postseason home run ever by a relief pitcher:
2. October 15, NLCS Game 1 vs. Dodgers
3. October 22, NLCS Game 6 vs. Dodgers
4. October 29, World Series Game 4 vs. Indians
Yeah, that was an annoying game, but Fowler made sure the Cubs wouldn’t be shut out. And they came back from a 3-1 deficit, so we can look upon this moment and laugh now.
Good night, everyone! The Cubs won the World Series.