Poor play. Mental mistakes. Bad luck. All were a factor as the Cubs' season came to a painful end.
The Cubs are close to elimination now, but they really lost the wild card when they couldn't beat the Mets and Reds.
The game was over. The turnaround complete. Matt Clement ran around the infield, holding his baby son in his arms and celebrating everything he had just accomplished.
They hadn't clinched the NL Central title, but the Cubs were still in a celebratory mood.
In postponing Friday's game due to rain, the Cubs angered many of their loyal fans.