PIn the series finale between the Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies, John Lester would take on Tyler Chatwood, a strikeout pitcher. Lester would start off the game, striking out former Cub, DJ LeMahieu but would give up an early single tomTrevor Story. He would get caught stealing and Carlos Gonzalez would ground out to Rizzo. Chatwood would retire the top three hitters for the Cubs, 1-2-3. Both pictures would make it through three innings, including Chatwood being able to strikeout the side in the bottom of the ninth, striking out the side. Lester would answer that by striking out the first two batters in the top of the fourth but would give up a two out home run to Nolan Arenado. He would make it through 7 1/3 innings before getting pulled after giving up a walk to Tony Wolters. Adam Warren would replace Lester and would close out the eighth. Justin Grimm would come into the ninth striking out Story and Cargo but just like Lester in the fourth, he’d give up a solo home run to Nolan Arenado, except he would strikeout Gerardo Parra to close the ninth. For the Rockies, former Tampa Bay Ray, Jake McGee would come into the game, for a save. Dexter Fowler would ground out but Jason Heyward would knock a double to right. With two outs, McGee would hit Anthony Rizzo, putting two man on and Kris Bryant up to the plate. Of course, everyone at Wrigleyville is thinking walk off Home Run! The first pitch sends a rocket foul to left. With a 1-2 count, pitchers count, McGee would get Bryant to go down swinging and the Rockies would take the series 2 – 1.
Today, was a pitchers duel, from the starters to the bullpens. The Rockies would strikeout fourteen times, where the Cubs only nine times. Between both teams there were only eight hits. This duel in front of 41,678 only lasted two hours and thirty eight minutes. Of course not that great as a Cubs fan but a baseball enthusiasts dream game. Tomorrow the Cubs head to St Louis for a three game series, for the season opener of one of the top three biggest rivalries in the MLB.