The Chicago Cubs’ nightmare bullpen almost delivered another dream scenario to the Mariners.
The Cubs sent middling reliever after middling reliever to the mound in Sunday’s late afternoon heat.
Home run Raul Ibanez. Two-run homer Kyle Seager. An afternoon snoozer turned taut, nearly close enough to catch the attention of those in the beer garden.
But, no tie, extra innings or walk-off Sunday. The Mariners rally from 7-1 down halted in the ninth when Cubs closer Kevin Gregg zipped through a 1-2-3 inning. The 7-6 Chicago win gave the Cubs a 2-1 series win. Worse, it ended …