Lastly, the Cubs blew another lead in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants today, but were able to come back with a walk-off win. The final score was 4-3 Cubs.
|David DeJesus and his Cubs teammates celebrate after he scores the game-winning run on Friday against the Giants (Chicago Tribune photo)|
Entering the bottom of the ninth, the Cubs were trailing the Giants 3-2 but Dioner Navarro got things started with a home run while pinch-hitting. David DeJesus then had a two-out single and Starlin Castro followed by hitting a double for DeJesus to score the game-winning run. DeJesus and Castro both also homered earlier in the game.
It was very satisfying to see the Cubs come back after losing the lead and watch them jump around on the field with so much enthusiasm after the walk-off win while "Go Cubs Go" could be heard in the background. On a side note, Villanueva said the following about not getting credited with the win today, "Personal stats will come. Keep doing my job and they'll come eventually. But the atmosphere in our clubhouse right now...I wouldn't change that for the world. I'm happy." Glad to hear it, Carlos!
Before today's game, second baseman Darwin Barney received his Gold Glove award in a ceremony on the field, since he will be rehabbing at Triple-A Iowa starting tomorrow through Monday and is expected to rejoin the Cubs lineup on Tuesday. Hooray!
|Darwin Barney poses with his Gold Glove award at Wrigley Field on Friday (photo from @Cubs on Twitter)|