The Cubs head to Milwaukee for the weekend and depending on the whether up there, despite being in a dome, it can be very humid with the roof closed. Let’s hope Jason Hammel has been eating his potato chips with sea salt as he searches for win number 9 against the Brew Crew. Jimmy Nelson is looking for his seventh win of the season and his first in three starts against the Cubs.
Dexter Fowler is back. He gets into a hitters count and launches a lead off home run and he’s back! Scooter Gennett would cause an error allowing Kris Bryant to reach first and would steal second. Wilson Contreras walks but Heyward would ends the inning with a ground out. Cubs up by 1.
Jimmy Nelson loads the bases in the second by throwing the ball away to allow Addison Russell to reach first. He walks Miguel Montero and Jason Hammel reaches on a bunt. With the bases loaded, Fowler is up again this time sends a ground ball to left bringing both Russell and Montero for his third RBI since returning from the DL. Bryant reaches on a fielder’s choice with Hammel out at home. Anthony Rizzo sends a fly ball to center scored as a sac fly as Fowler scores. Cubs 4-0
Jason Hammel flys through the first two innings but gives up a leadoff single to Hernan Perez. Perez ends up at second after Nelson’s sac bunt and steals third with Jonathan Villar at the plate who ends up walking but is picked off to end the inning. Hammel has a quick 4th but not before giving up a one out home run to Ryan Braun. Cubs 4, Brewers 1.
Hammel leads off the 5th by walking Kirk Nieuwenhuis who scores on Perez’s double to left but he gets out of the inning. Hammel starts the 6th off giving up a lead off double to Scooter Gennett. Joel Maddon brings in Carl Edwards, Jr who gets out of the inning quickly. Cubs 4, Brewers 2.
Travis Wood enters the 7th inning getting the first two outs but a throwing error by Montero puts Ramon Flores on to bring in Justin Grimm who strikes out Will Middlebrooks to end the inning.
Nelson would also last only 5 innings. Carlos Torres would enter the game for the Brewers working the 6th and 7th only giving up one hit with two strikeouts. Corey Knebel enters the game in the top of the 8th and leads off with a walk to Contreras. Heyward flys out but Russell singles on an infield ground ball. Montero would drive in Wilson. Tommy La Stella enters the game but goes down swinging.
Pedro strop enters the 8th giving up a two out walk to Ryan Braun but gives up no hits or runs. Despite Folwer’s lead off single in the top of the 9th, the Cubs go down with out adding any more runs. Hector Rondon enters the 9th striking out Chris Carter but walks Jake Elmore. He strikes out Perez and gets Flores to flyout to end the game. Cubs win and Rondon is credited with a Save.
Go Cubs Go!
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