A Loss for Lackey

Posted: June 20, 2016 by Sports Time Radio in baseball, post season, sports, Sports Time Radio
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Game 68 has the St. Louis Cardinals coming to Wrigley for the first time this season with Jamie Garcia taking on John Lackey.  His last outing in St. Louis, he went 7 innings striking out 11 but giving up no runs for his third straight win to open the season.  Tonight he hopes to continue his domination of his former team.  He would get through the first inning giving up a single Aledyms Diaz and walking Stephen Piscotty but giving up no runs.  Jamie Garcia would do the same giving up a single to Ben Zobrist and waking Anthony Rizzo.  Lackey gets himself in to trouble giving up a solo home run to Brandon Moss, then gives up a single to Kolten Wong who moves to second on Garcia’s sac bunt.  Matt Carpenter would walk and end up at second on Diz’s single to left scoring Wong.  Lackey gets out of the inning but the Cards are up 2-0.  Baez would get a single but that would be all the action for the Cubs in the second.  Johnny Peralta leads off the third with a solo home run but Lackey gets out of the inning but not before giving up a single to Wong.

Zo would start off the bottom of the third with a single and scores on Kris Bryant’s 16th double of the season.  With Rizzo at the plate, Garcia would throw a wild pitch moving Bryant to third.  After Rizzo strikes out, Wilson Contreras would get his second RBI of his young career sending a single to center.  Cubs 2, Cardinals 3.

Lackey would score his first 1-2-3 inning with two flyouts and a ground out.  Jamie Grcia would do the same but with two ground outs and a K.  Both men would hit a batter in the 5th but Lackey would give up a single to Stephen Piscotty.  Lackey would score his second 1-2-3 inning of the game.  The bottom half would see a walk to Baez but all three batters would fly out.

Trevor Cahill would replace John Lackey in the top of the seventh getting all three batters out.  Garcia would stay in the game getting the first two outs but gives up a single to Jason Heyward bringing Tommy Pham into the game to face Kris Bryant who flys out to end the inning.

Travis Wood comes into the eighth making it a quick 1-2-3 inning.  Seung Hwan Oh enters the game giving up a single to Rizzo who ends being forced out on Contreras’s double play.  Baez would come up to the plate but goes down swinging.

Justin Grimm comes in the eighth striking out Pham but walks Matt Carpenter who gets caught caught stealing second.  Aledyms Diaz walks and that brings Maddon to the mound for a new pitcher.  Clayton Richard  would come into the game to face Jedd Gyorko giving up a double that Diaz would try to score on but gets caught on Kris Bryant’s relay to Russell.

The Cubs last chance sees Trevor Rosenthal enter the game for the Cards to try and get the save and starts out by striking out Russell.  Albert Almora Jr would double and Chris Coghlan, pinch hitting would get hit to reach first.  Almora would get gunned down at third by Yadier Molina.  Zo would send a single to right field moving Coughlan to third.  Man on first and third with Jason Heyward at the plate but he pops out to end the game for the Cubs.

Not a win for the Cubs and only a small loss for Lackey.  He goes to 7 and 3 but the Cubs at 47 and 21 still hold the best record in the Majors.

Go Cubs Go.

Dan the Man

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