The Cubs continue thier road trip in St Louis, where John Lackey takes on Adam Wainwright at Busch Stadium. The only hit in the first is credited to Ben Zobrist for a single. Lackey would get Matt Carpenter to ground out but then he’d go on to strike out the next 5 batters in a row.
In the bottom of the third, Lackey would give up a single to Randal Grichuck, then he’d hit Kolten Wong. Wainwright would move them up with a sac bunt. Then he’d load the bases with another walk to Carpenter. Aledmys Diaz would send a fly ball to Soler but the run still scores. Matt Holiday would strike out to end the inning. Cubs down by 1.
Top of 4, Zobrist leads it off with a single. Rizzo grounds out and Soler gets hit by a pitch. Miguel Montero sends a line drive to center to score Ben. Baez throws down a suprise bunt and reaches with no one covering 1st. Russell would send a sharp ground ball to short scoring Soler but forcing out Baez. Lackey would ground out but the Cubs are up by 1.
Lackey would start the bottom half with a walk but turns it around when Brandon Moss lines out to Rizzo who touches 1st base for an unassisted double play. Lackey gets out of the inning after Molina reaches on an error.
The Cubs add to their lead after 1 out when Bryant and Zobrist walk and Rizzo gets an RBI single. That would be the end of the scoring but the Cubs are now up by 2, 3-1 after 5 and a half. Lackey makes it a quick 1-2-3 bottom half. Cubs up 3-1 after 5.
Cubs would challenge Wainwright with a couple base runners but he would finish the inning despite Mike Matheny making a trip to the mound. Lackey would give up a single to Holiday but close out the 6th.
Seung Hwan Oh comes into the seventh for a 1-2-3 to stop the Cubs from adding to the scoreboard. After 7, 3 hits and 80 pitches, Lackey gives up a 2 run homer to Matt Adams to tie it all up at 3. He’d get out of the inning but we’ve got a new ballgame.
Kevin Siegrist enters the 8th inning to hold the Cubs puts Montero on by a walk, Russell reaches on a force out but no one would cross the plate. Adam Warren replaces Lackey for a solid 1-2-3 inning. Still tied at 3.
Trevor Rosenthal, the Cardinals closer allows a lead off single to Fowler to start the ninth. Kris Bryant would strike out but Fowler makes it all the way to third on a single up the middle by Zobrist. Rizzo would smack a soft blooper to third, diving, Carpentar would make the grab and almost simultaneously tag third for the Cards unassisted double play. Adam Warren stays in the game getting the first two outs no problem. Two outs, Randal Grichuk takes Warren deep for a walk off home run.
I’d just like you, would love for the Cubs to win but I hope it just happens now and not in October, this slump of course. #ItsJustMay