Last night took them into 15 innings and today is the early afternoon start and then it’s off to New York for 4 but not before Kyle Hendricks takes to the mound in hopes of helping the Cubs sweep the Reds and getting his 6th win of the season jumping to a .500 record against 23-year-old rookie Cody Reed searching for his 1st win of the season.
Ben Zobrist would start the game off with reaching on a bunt back to Cody and would make it to 3rd on Kris Bryant’s line drive to center. With two men on, Anthony Rizzo would send a deep fly ball to left center bouncing off of Adam Duvall’s glove smacking Billy Hamilton in the face, the ball gets away from them allowing Rizzo a 3 run inside the park home run to put the Cubs up. This play would pull Billy out of the game to be replaced by Brock Holt.
Zo would then lead off the 3rd with another single but this time to center field. He would score his 2cd run of the game when Wilson Contreras sends a two out double to center for his 1st RBI of the day and then grabs his first run of the day when Javier Baez sends a sharp ball to center. Cubs up by 5.
Addison Russell would lead off the 4th inning on a 1-0 count and sends a fly ball to left center field for a solo home run to add to the Cubs lead. Kyle Hendricks grounds out for the first out of the inning but after taking 2 pitches Albert Almora would smack his first home run of the season to right center. Kris Bryant would get a single but that would be all the scoring for the Cubs that inning.
Hendricks would offer up a quality start making it into the 7th inning with two outs to go. He would strike out 5, walks 2 and gives up only 2 runs on 8 hits. Adam Duvall would get the first run for the Reds smacking his 22cd home run of the season to left field. With one out and Eugenio Suarez on third and Tucker Barnhart on second, Zack Cozart would ground out but Suarez would score. Cubs 7-2.
The top of the 7th would see the Cubs score thier last two runs of the game. With one out, Baez would smack his 10th double of the year scoring then on Matt Szczur’s single to center. Russell would walk and advance to 2cd with Matt to 3rd on a passed ball by Keyvius Sampson who enterd the game in the 5th. Hendricks would lay down a perfect sac bunt to the 1st base side of the diamond scoring Szczur. Cubs up 9-2.
As I stated earlier, Kyle went 6 & 2/3 innings. Justin Grimm finishes the 7th but not before loading the bases with a single and two walks. Carl Edwards, Jr would finish the last two innings giving up 1 walk and striking out 2.
A sweep for the Cubs!
Go Cubs Go!
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