The suggestion from the game thread, I think, rings true: this is likely one of those outlier games of which little can be made of. To say that our pitching simply just didn't have it is a mild understatement and the same could easily be said of our offense.
Rather than lament our chance to pull out a victory and move into the yet to be reached mantle of a winning baseball team in 2009, I'll just let the WPA graph do all the talking for a game that simply makes you simultaneously scratch your head and consider beating it against a wall a few times to jar the image of back-to-back-to-back homeruns:
Of course, even if we do write this one off as "that's baseball," the loss is not without its repercussions:
NL Central Standings
And that, to me, is what hurts the most about this loss.
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