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The Chicago Cubs are fighting for their playoff lives over the final week of the season.
Every game is a must-win for them as they try and clinch a Wild Card berth.
Unfortunately for them, they have the tough task of facing the best team in baseball this week.
The Cubs traveled to Atlanta to face the Braves in a three-game series from Tuesday to Thursday.
So far, the Braves have won the first two games of the series.
In Wednesday’s game, the teams went to extra innings, which allowed Ronald Acuna Jr. to steal his 70th base, making him the first player in MLB history with 40 home runs and 70 steals in a season.
But, the Cubs broadcasters were not happy that they had to stop the game to celebrate this achievement, via The Athletic MLB.
The Cubs “Marquee Sports Network” broadcast didn’t think the game should be stopped because of Ronald Acuña Jr.’s 40/70 milestone.
— The Athletic MLB (@TheAthleticMLB) September 28, 2023
The timing was not great as the game was in extra innings and there was a lot on the line.
Making the Cubs players stand out there does not seem entirely fair.
Especially the pitcher who is waiting to throw his next pitch.
The Braves ended up winning the game when the next batter, Ozzie Albies, hit a walk-off single to score Acuna.
While Acuna deserves to be recognized for what he accomplished, it was tough timing for the Cubs.
Almost no one thought the Cubs would still be in playoff contention at this point in the year.
But, they are tied for the final NL playoff spot and have a chance to get in.
Chicago now must find a way to win three of their last four games to give them a great shot at a playoff spot.
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