Pirates ship sinking

Posted: June 17, 2016 by Sports Time Radio in baseball, fantasy, post season, sports, Sports Time Radio
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 Cubs fans will say every time the Cubs have an off day, they lose the the next game but with the Cubs have The Great One, Jake Arrieta on the mound taking on Pirates ace, Francisco Liriano.  The Great starts the game off with striking out two out of the three batters.  Liriano wouldn’t be so lucky giving up a lead off single to Dexter Fowler.  Then Matt Szczur would launch his third home run of the season putting the Cubs up by two.  With two runs and two outs Albert Almora, would single and move to second on a wild pitch before Baez would walk.  Cubs up 2-0. 

Jake would get another two K’s in the second as Liriano would only strike out Jake.  Jake would give up two singles but strikes out the next three batters to get out of a trouble.  Liriano would mirror the three K’s but would hit Rizzo in between.  Jake would have 1-2-3 innings in the fourth and fifth.  Liriano would load the bases in both the fourth and the fifth but the Cubs would not add any more runs to the board.  

In the sixth, with one out Jake would load the bases with walks but strikes out the last two batters to end the inning.  Chris Coghlan leads off the bottom half with a double who scores on a two out single by Ben Zobrist.  Cory Lurbke comes in and  would walk Rizzo, who moves to third on Almora’s double as Zobrist scores.  Baez would be put on intentionally  and Addison Russell would walk scoring Rizzo.  This would bring in Sean Rodriguez to get Montero to ground out.  Cubs up 5-0. 

Trevor Cahill replaces The Great One in the seventh making it a 1-2-3 inning.  Arquimedes Caminero enters the bottom of the seventh for the Pirates with one out walks Fowler and gives up a single to Szczur but gets Zobrist to ground out.  Rizzo walks to load the bases. Almora would single scoring Fowler everybody’s safe!  The Pirates would challenge the call at third being overturned ending the owning.  Cubs up 6-0.  

Travis Cahill stays in for the eighth, getting Rodriguez to ground out but hits John Jaso.  Travis Wood would replace Cahill, getting Polanco to ground into an inning ending double play.  

Justin Grimm would enter the top of the ninth as well as Cubs #1 catching prospect Wilson Contreras.  Andrew McCutchen would start the inning with a single but Freese and Jung Ho Kang pinch hits to strikeout for the second out.  Josh Harrison would reach in a walk.  Grimm would throw a wild pitch a dancing both runners.  Jody Mercer would be the Pirates last hope but would be called out on strikes.  Cubs Win!  

Jake would only go 6 innings striking 11, walking 3 and only gave up 2 hits.  The bullpen combined would strike out 2, walk 1 and give up only one hit.  Great day for the Cubs!

@DanZeeeMan

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