In a game that looked like a clear mismatch for the Cubs, they still managed to come through with a 3-2 win against the Dodgers. The game saw a pitching matchup between Drew Smyly and Julio Urias which appeared one-sided, but as we know, baseball works differently. The Cubs managed to take the lead in the sixth inning with two solo homers by Patrick Wisdom and Cody Bellinger. Smyly had another good outing and Boxberger managed to close the game with his first save as a Cub, despite some questionable umpiring.
However, one of the key takeaways from this game has to be Wisdom’s historic home run. The home run was his sixth and third consecutive in three games of a series at Dodger Stadium. He became the first Cub to achieve this in history. It’s interesting to note that Ernie Banks did it at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on June 2-4, 1960, and Hank Sauer achieved this at Brooklyn on July 12-14, 1951.
The Cubs have now won three straight series and seven of their last ten games, making them one of the hot teams to watch. They will be heading up to the California coast to face Oakland A’s, who are off to a terrible start this year. With the Cubs’ newfound momentum, it will be exciting to see if they can continue to surprise their fans and make a comeback this season.