Well, well, well.
Here we are…
This was just your typical Cardinals at Wrigley Field type of game. Ya know, leaving runners on base (11), not coming thru with runners in scoring position (3/13), some base running blunders (Carp coming home in the 3rd), and some shaky starting pitching (Wacha getting roughed up over his 5IP).
That’s pretty much this game in a nutshell, I mean who wants to waste their time reading about a 5-1 blown lead?
Offensively, Cafecíto, Carp, and Wacha Flocka were the output. Cafecíto would go (2-5), cranking a solo shot to LCF 440 feet his first at bat, after making a hose of a throw from RF to get Bryant trying to take the extra base.
Carp seemed to find a little groove, going (3-5) with a double and two rbi’s.
Wacha was a lot better with the bat in his hands today, going (2-2) with a double and a two run single, scoring Café and Dex.
Taylor Davis would tie the game in the bottom of the 4th, with one swing of the bat. After a couple of infield singles from Báez and Bote, the Cards would load ‘em up by intentionally walking Schwarber to get to Davis.
Davis made them pay of the first offering he saw, crushing a game tying grand slam, making it 5-5.
My guy G-Spot struck out the side in the 6th, getting Schwarber, Davis, and Zagunis on heaters. Gant was even flashing some 98mph offerings.
Javy Báez’ HR off Brebbs to leadoff the bottom of the 8th would decide the game. The Cubs SS broke the tie, sending a deep towering blast to RF to make it a 6-5 game.
The Cardinals will send Uncle Charlie (3-2, 3.73) to the mound tomorrow night, looking to avoid the sweep in Chicago. José Quintana* (3-1, 3.48) will be his opposition.
First pitch 6:05pm c/t on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.