Cubs settle on 4

Posted: April 10, 2016 by Sports Time Radio in baseball, fantasy, sports, Sports Time Radio

Here we are just game five but it seems nothing can stop the mixture of youth and experience.  26 year old Kyle Hendrix would take to the mound in front of 32,000 at Chase field which had many Cubs fans in attendance.  Kyle was very successful through the of three.  In the forth Chris Owings would lead off with a single and then stealing second base putting himself in scoring position. He was able to move over to third on a routine infield ground ball and then score on a wild pitch.    He would fend them off until the bottom of the seventh. When David Peralta would lead off with a single to second base.  He would steal second and then score on Brandon Drury’s double to left.  This is where new Cub Adam Warren would enter the game taking it to the ninth where Hector  Rondon would take over and close out the game.  

My biggest question of the season, was how is the pitching going to perform.  So far they are keeping up with the offense.  Hendrix would go 6 and 2/3 giving up only two runs on four hits.  He walked one but struck out five.  Adam Warren would go an inning and a third receiving his first hold and Rondon would close out the game for his first save of the season.  

The Cubs would start off very aggressive against one of the best pitchers in the MLB, Zack Greinke.  You have to wonder if he is still playing catch up after game 1 with the flu.  In the first, Heyward, Zobrist and Rizzo would all reach on singles, with Rizzo’s scoring Heyward.  Chris Bryant would double to center and earn an RBI. Miguel Montero would send a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Rizzo putting the Cubs up 3-0 on the first.  In the fourth, Zack would strikeout Hendrix but then walked Fowler.  After another K, Zobrist would come to the plate and send a liner to center, doubling and scoring Fowler.  The Cubs would continue to hit the ball but Greinke and the bullpen would stop them from scoring any more runs.  

The Cubs seemed to have bats seemed to have have come back down to earth.  Which isn’t a bad thing as long as they are still winning!



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