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Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs 5-3 Loss To Braves Most "Jaw-Droppingest" Of Season So Far

You’d think Cubs fans were used to this by now, but Chicago’s 5-3 loss to Atlanta Friday night on a Rick Ankiel three-run triple in the ninth made their jaws drop.

Of all the jaw-dropping losses this season, this one might be the jaw-droppingest.

Right after Rick Ankiel hit his bases-loaded triple with two out and two strikes in the ninth inning, I spotted Kosuke Fukudome, who had thrown the ball in, standing in front of the right-field wall on the warning track with his hands on his hips, staring into the infield as if to say, “How did I get myself into this?”

The Cubs actually played a pretty good game, getting some clutch two-out hitting for their first run and Aramis Ramirez’ 18th HR of the year (and only his third this month). The game should have been won. But in a year like this one…