E Game two of the series in Philly has Kyle Hendricks looking for his 5th win of the season against the 25 year old right-hander from Evansville, Indiana, Jerad Eickhoff. Eickoff would get through the first with only a single by Kris Bryant but Kyle wouldn’t be so lucky. With two outs, he gives up a double to Freddy Galvis who scores on Maikel Franco’s single to Heyward in right. He walks Ryan Howard but gets Tyler Goeddel to ground out to end the inning. Cubs 0, Phillies 1.
Both men would cruise through the second and third innings each with three strikeouts a piece, but Jared would show Kyle up in the fourth with three straight strikeouts to close out the top half. Kyle would get two strikeouts in the bottom half of the fourth but not before giving up a solo home run to Howard. Phillies 2, Cubs 0.
The top of the fifth and Ben Zobrist would lead off with a walk and move to third on Tommy La Stella’s single to right. Zo them scores on Miguel Montero’s ground ball to second baseman, Cesar Hernandez who throws it Howard at first then to Galvis the shortstop for the tag and an unorthodox double play. Addison Russell grounds out to end the inning but the Cubs score 1 run. Hendricks has a 1-2-3 fifth but is immediately taken out of the game in the top of the sixth for pinch hitter, Albert Almora for his first at bat of the season which turns out to be a ground out to third. Jerad gets out of the inning but walks Heyward in the process.
Adam Warren enters the bottom half of the inning for a 1-2-3 sixth as does Jerad in the top of the seventh. Warren gets the first out in the bottom half but gives up a single to Carlos Ruiz who steals second base after Jimmy Paredes strikes out and Montero tries to pick him off. Clayton Richard enters the game and gives up an RBI single to Odubel Herrera putting the Phills up by 2. Maddon has Hernandez intentionally walked, the brings in Justin Grimm to end the inning. Phillies 3, Cubs 1.
Hector Neris enters the game for Eickoff, allowing a ground ball to second but Hernandez’s throwing error would make Montero safe at first. He advances to second on Russell’s single to left. Javier Baez would pinch hit for Grimm as Matt Szczur pinch runs for Miguel. Baez singles to load the bases. With bases loaded, Phillies bring in Andres Blanco enters the game allowing an unearned run on Dexter Fowler’s sac fly to left field. The Cubs are rallying and with one out Heyward steps into the box, however, he grounds into an inning ending double play. Cubs 2, Phillies 3.
Trevor Cahill enters the bottomsees four batters, walks one but doesn’t let a runner cross the plate. Jeanmar Gomez enters the top of the ninth to close out this game and starts in the right foot striking out Bryant Anthony Rizzo would single to right but Zobrist’s ground ball to first would force him out at second. Tommy makes it exciting sending Zo to third on his single to right but Tommy is pinch ran for Travis Wood. A quick visit to the mound befor Ross steps in the box who ends the game with a soft grounder to shortstop. Better luck tomorrow morning!
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