The Cubs’ 6-5 loss to the Nationals Tuesday evening at Wrigley Field comes under the category of “just not quite enough.”
Not enough pitching, not enough runs, a stirring rally that wound up falling short when Mark Leiter Jr. allowed the Nats’ third home run of the evening. It should be noted that Washington ranks 28th in MLB in home runs and that was just the sixth time all year they’d hit three or more in a game.
Let’s rewind to the beginning of this disappointing loss.
Marcus Stroman served up the first of the Nats homers, to Keibert Ruiz, in the second inning.