Goldy’s bomb gives Cards sole possession of 1st place in NLC, beat Cubs 2-1
Uncle Charlie and Yu Darvish had themselves a little battle for first place tonight. Both starters would go into the 6th inning, Darvish completing 6, striking out 9 while walking 0.
Waino would last 5.2 innings, racking up 5 k’s, walking 3. Waino would get some help from KoWo behind him, who made a couple of incredible plays for his starter. KoWo would make a sweet flip out on Babe Ruth to open the 3rd inning. And KoWo would also be apart of a sick strike em out, throw em out double play to erase a Heyward single to open the 6th inning. Waino would get Bryant on the ole Uncle Charlie and Wieters would deliver a strike to KoWo, who applied a nice tag.
The Cubs got on the board first, plating their only run in the 4th inning. Heyward would leadoff the inning with a single and Báez would drive him in with a two out single to LF on a good curveball from Waino.
The Cards answered right away in the bottom half of the inning, getting back-to-back singles from Cafecíto and Goldy, putting runners on the corners for DeJong. Deez would strike out, but Goldy would move up to 2B on a passed ball. With KoWo batting, Darvish would throw a wild pitch, allowing Cafecíto and Goldy to move up, tying the game 1-1.
Gio Gallegos would come in to clear the bases loaded situation Waino worked himself into, getting Babe Ruth to fly out to O’Neill.
With one out in the bottom of the 6th, Goldy would deliver to give the Birds the lead, getting a middle-in fastball from Darvish– sending it into the Cubs bullpen for the 2-1 Cards lead.
Gallegos, Miller, and Tsunami would finish off the final 3 innings– Carlos getting the final four outs. And wow, let me tell you, the guy is really good when he’s on normal rest, what a wild concept, right?
Miller would walk back-to-back (Caratini and Schwarber) with two outs in the 8th when Carlos would come in to get the final four outs. Carlos would strikeout the first three batters he faced, getting Happ to look silly on a changeup to end the 8th. Carlos kept flashing his stuff in the 9th, throwing 99mph gas to Contreras to start the inning, then following it up by getting Garcia (4th k of game) with a disgusting changeup. Heyward grounded out to KoWo to end the game, securing the 2-1 win. But more importantly, sole possession of 1st place in the NLC.
Liz King (7-10, 4.19) takes the mound in game-two, matching up with Kyle Hendricks (7-8, 3.26). First pitch 7:15pm c/t.