MLB 2019 Game #18: Cardinals vs. Cubs
by Bill Pearch, Friday, September 20, 2019
Ive attended many Chicago Cubs games on my birthday throughout the years. Games this late in the regular season can have significant implications. They can also be utterly meaningless. Yes, Im well aware of the old joke: CUBS - completely useless by September. Months ago, I found out that we were going to see the Cubs play the St. Louis Cardinals on my birthday. With both teams vying for a playoff berth, Ive had this game circled on my calendar for some time. There was the potential of being at Wrigley Field for a division-clinching game, but instead, the North Siders are battling to stay alive.
By losing to the Cardinals in extra innings last night, and the Milwaukee Brewers beating the San Diego Padres, the Cubs dropper into third place in the National League Central. They also fell behind the Brewers for the second wild card spot.