The weather was awful. Sometimes the baseball was farcical.
But in the end, it was another Wrigley Field thriller, if not an artistic masterpiece.
On a day when hands took on the color of grape Popsicles, the Cubs kept the fires burning after being down 10-2 to the Atlanta Braves in the fourth inning.
They rallied for a run in the sixth inning, 2 in the seventh and 9 in the eighth to score a stunning 14-10 victory.
The game began with a temperature of 38 degrees and northeast winds of 24 mph, contributing to a windchill of 28.
The weather got only worse from there.
“The craziest, absolutely,” said third baseman Kris Bryant. “Freezing cold. How many was it, 10-2? I think we scored all 9 of those runs with two outs, too. I don’t know. Give credit to the fans for sticking that one out with us. Just one of the craziest wins that I’ve been a part of.”
Once again, Javier Baez stole the show for the Cubs. His 3-run double in the eighth tied the game at 10-10, and Kyle Schwarber later drew his second RBI walk of…