Cubs Bounce Back

Posted: July 4, 2016 by Daniel Kupres in baseball, fantasy, Minor League Baseball, post season, sports, Sports Time Radio
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We start the second half half of the season in Wrigley Filed with the Cubs taking on the Cincinnati Reds with Kyle Hendricks heading to the mound taking on Cody Reed looking for his first win of the season.  Kyle would go 5 and 1/3 innings giving up only  4 hits and his first and only run in the 6th inning after he is taken out out of the games with two men on.  Carl Edwards, Jr enters the game to get Adam Duvall to flyout scoring Joey Votto credited to Kyle.  Carl would close out the 6th which would end his time in the game.

The Cubs bounce back after being swept by the Mets early on Independence Day.  Kris Bryant receives a one out walk and Wilson Contreras is hit with 2 outs.  Addison Russell sends a line drive to left scoring Bryant.  Then Jason Heyward sends his own 2 out line drive to left scoring 2 more runs.  The Reds decide to intentionally walk Cubs rookie Jeimer Candelario to get to Hendricks who strikes out.  Cubs 3-0.

In the 2cd, Javier Baez would reach with 1 out on a fielding error by Brandon Phillips.  Kris Bryant drives him home with his 24th home run of the season.  Wilson Contreras launches his 5th home run of the season.  Reed gets out of the inning, but the Cubs are up 6-0.

The 4th inning would see Baez singling on 1 out and moves to second on Bryant’s walk.  Antony Rizzo would move them both up by getting hit.  Contreras’s ground ball would force Baez out at home.  With bases loaded, Addison would send a sharp ground ball to third that goes through his legs after hitting his glove for an error scoring Bryant and Rizzo.  Cubs 8-0.

Josh Smith enters the 6th inning giving up a leadoff single to Rizzo who scores on Russell’s 9th home run of the season.  Blake Wood enters the games to give up a single but gets out of the inning.

Travis Wood enters the game in the 7th and gets the 1st 2 outs but gives up a single to Ivan De Jesus and then a home run to Zack Cozart and a solo home run to Eugenio Suarez to redeem himself on the earlier fielding error.

Pedro Strop enters the 8th giving up a single to Jay Bruce but gets out the inning quickly.  The bottom half would see Jason Heyward called out on a ground ball but with Maddon challenging, the call would be overturned.  With 1 out, Maddon would pinch hit for Strop with Jason Hammel?  Hammel gets a single but Russ Ohlendorf who entered the game for the Reds in the 8th  gets out of the inning.

Hector Rondon would enter the top of the 9th to finish the game and close out the game and gets the first batter to ground out on the 1st pitch.  De Jesus would smack a single to get on base.  On his 5th pitch of the inning, Zack Cozart would send a ground ball to Addison Russell to Javier Baez to Rizzo for a game ending double play.

Go Cubs Go!

Dan the Man

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