The Cubs fell victim to a dominant performance by Chris Sale on Sunday, ending their nine-game winning streak.
But that doesn't mean the Cubs aren't still rolling. They're winners of 16 of their last 19 games and despite Sunday's loss remain one of the hottest teams in baseball.
This week brings series with the Tigers and Braves at Wrigley Field, and the Cubs will be looking to stay hot.
How have they done it? How has a team of young players rapidly become one of baseball's best? CSNChicago.com Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney answered that question Sunday.
"The Cubs feel as though they're almost invincible at this point, almost unbeatable," Mooney said. "And the Cubs have certainly been healthy throughout most of the year, that's been a huge factor in this. They've had a number of rookies step forward, which whether or not the Cubs were a year ahead of schedule, it probably would've been unfair to expect them to be this good this soon at this age. And I really think you see them just riding this wave of momentum here. They see what's in front of them, they're trying to chase down the Pittsburgh Pirates. And they know that even though people were talking about 2016, 2017, you look around the National League now, they're right there with anyone. If you've got Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta in a short series, I think they take their chances."
Take a look at what else Mooney had to say about the Cubs in the Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland & NW Indiana Honda Dealers.