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The headline on Pinto's headline is "Missing Aramis Ramirez" ... but more specifically, what the Cubs might have been missing was Aramis Ramirez's 73 inches, those "extra" five inches of which just might have been enought to get the baseball past Bruce's broad shoulders and into Geovany Soto's mitt in time for the tag.
More generally, the Cubs are missing Ramirez's bat. But tonight they lost mostly because Fontenot wasn't big enough to make a play in the 11th, and also because he made a throwing error in the first inning that contributed to three unearned runs. It's not likely that the Cubs will miss the playoffs by one game, so it's likely that this particular game was essentially meaningless. But, you know ... a game here and a game there, and suddenly you're staring at a really boring October.