Posted: April 20, 2016 by Sports Time Radio in baseball, fantasy, post season, sports, Sports Time Radio, Uncategorized
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Game three pits 2-0 Carlos Martinez against 1-1 Kyle Hendricks.  Adiside from giving up a single to Jason Heyward, Martinez would have no trouble in the first but not so easy for Kyle.  He would get Matt Carpenter to go down swinging but would give up a ground ball double to short that was deflected by Tommy La Stella to short.  With one ball, Kyle would give up a two-run homer to Matt Holiday.  Kyle would get the next two batters out but would start the second with a double to Yadier Molina.  Kolten Wong would move him to third on a single, Yadi would score on a wild pitch. The nine whole, Martinez would help his own cause with a soft liner to Rizzo getting him on first with an RBI.  On a 1-0 count, Matt Carpenter would send s ground ball to Rizzo, throws to Baez back to Hendricks covering first, would be safe.  Madden calls for the review and its overturned scoring it as a 3-6-1 double play. 

The first pitch of the fourth inning to Rizzo was sent screaming to right field over the wall for the Cubs first run but Martinez was able to get through the next three guys 1-2-3 and was able to cruise through seven innings.  

Kyle Hendrix was able to keep it together through five but gave up a lead off double to Matt Adams. The Cubs would decide to intentionally walk Yadier Molina and they would bring Clayton Richard in for one out.  He would come out for Neil Ramirez to get the last out of the inning.  

The bottom of the seventh saw Trevor Cahill come into face Martinez which would see the start of a 3 hour and 20 minute rain delay!   Jeremy Hazelbaker   would pinch hit for Martinez but would ground out.  Cahill would get through the seventh.  

Seung Hwan Oh would come into the bottom of the eighth for the possible hold gives up a leadoff single to Dexter Fowler and walked Jason Heyward.  Ben Zobrist with two men on came up to bat but would line out to right.  Rizzo would single sending Heyward to third and scoring Fowler.  Bryant would send a ball back to Oh off his glove to Kolten Wong who would tag Rizzo but Heyward would score.  Tommy La Stella would fly out to end the eighth.  Cubs would score making it 4-3 Cardinals. 

Adam Warren would come into the bottom of the eighth and strikeout Matt Adams.  He’d walk Grichuk, who end up at second on a throwing error pick off attempt. Molina would single, scoring Grichuk.  Cahill would close out the next two batters but the Cards would add to their lead 5-3.  

Trevor Rosenthal would come in for the save, with Montero leading off but go down swinging.  Javier Baez, 0-3 would look to get his first hit of the day but would also go down swinging.  The last chance is up to Jorge Soler batting .200 on the young season.  On five  pitches, he would watch the last pitch go by for a called third strike.  

Dexter Fowler would continue his hot streak going 2-3 settling his batting average at an impressive .392.  Rizzo go 2-4 with a home run.  Hendricks would go 5 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs.  

The Cubs took the series, at the start of this seasons feud.  I wonder if it’ll heat up and what it’ll be like when the Cubs close out the home games with the Cardinals.  Until tommorow!

@danzeeeman

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