Jake Arrieta enters the season series against the White Sox looking for win lucky number 13. He takes on Miguel Gonzalez who is looking for win three of the year.
Miguel would open up the game getting the first two batters to flyout but walks Anthony Rizzo. Ben Zobrist ends the inning with a ground out. Javier Baez would be the next base runner getting a single but an error by right fielder Adam Eaton would allow him to make it to second. Baez try’s to score on Kris Bryant’s single to left field, but Melky Cabrera guns Baez down at home. The 4th inning sees Zo walking and Wilson Contreras reaching on an error but no one would score.
Jake has been not so great lately but gets through the first two innings with just a walk to Melky Cabrera. He would get the first out in the 3rd inning but gives up a double to Tyker Saladino and scores the first run of the game on Adam Eaton’s single to right field.
Miguel Montero would leadoff the 5th with a single but no one scores. With two outs in the 6th, Contreras singles and makes it to third on Jason Heyward’s double to right field. Addison Russell steps into the box and gets called out on strikes. Montero leads off with a double and reaches on Javier Baez’s line drive home run to left field. Gonzalez gets the next two outs but Robin Ventura decides to bring in Zach Duke to close out the inning.
Jake makes it through the 4th and 5th only allowing Justin Morneau to reach on a single. He gets the first out in the bottom of the 6th but walks Melky. Jose Abreu reaches on a single. However, Jake strikes out Morneau for the second out of the inning. With two outs and one strike, Todd Frazier takes Jake deep to center field for a three run dinger. He gets out of the inning by getting J.B. Shuck to ground out.
Justin Grimm enters the 7th and makes it quick with a ground out and two K’s. Grimm gets the first out but gives up a double to Melky and that would be enough for him as Carl Edwards, Jr enters the game walking Jose Abreu but gets Morneau to line out. Carl strikes out Frazier to end the 8th.
Duke opens the 8th walking Zo and that brings in Matt Albers. Wilson grounds into a force out, as he’s forced out by Heyward. Russell walks but Montero strikes out to end the 8th. Albers stays in for the save opportunity with lead off man Baez who doubles to right. Fowler steps in the box, and Baez steals third. Fowler would send a line drive th first that deflects off of Abreu allowing Baez to score. With no outs, Kris Bryant sends one to Melky driving Fowler to third but gets gunned down at second for the first out for the top of the 9th. Lefty Dan Jennings enters the game to take on Rizzo. Rizzo drops one into left with just enough on it to score Fowler and reach first. He stays at first as Zo flys out to right. Wilson Contreras knock one righting the hole between first and second for a single. Jason Heyward gets himself into a full count and strikes out to end the inning.
We go into a tie game in the bottom of the 9th and Mike Montgomery enters the game with the possible win on the line. He gives up a single to Shuck who makes it third on Navarro’s sac bunt right on the first base line. Tyler Saladino steps into the box and sends one right back at Mike that bounces off the mound and takes off for center scoring Shuck for the walk off win by the White Sox.
Jake Arreita seemingly has come back to earth but we’ll let the Southsiders have this one as they’ll be watching the Cubs from their couches in October!
Go Cubs Go!
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