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The Cubs have just dropped five games and the first the series against division rival Pittsburgh Pirates.  Jon Lester gets the nod looking for his first win since June 18th with the Pirates in Chicago.  He’s also looking to have a better start since July 3 when he only went 1 & 1/3 innings.   With just his third start for the Bucs, Chad Kuhl is looking for his second win of his young career but it would not start off smoothly with a one out walk to Kris Bryant who would score on Ben Zobrist putting the Cubs up by 2 in the first.  

Lester would get through the the 1st with a walk to David Freese but gets out of it quick with a ground out double play.  He would then start the 2cd off with a walk to Jung Ho Kang, then a single to Starling Marte, then another walk to Sean Rodriguez.  He give the Bucs their first run by hitting Josh Harrison.  Eric Fryer would send a fly ball to center, scored as a sac fly scoring Marte.  With Kuhl in the box, Wilson Contreras would attempt a pick off a throwin error would allow Sean to score the third run of the inning, Bucs up by 1.  

Anthony Rizzo starts off the 3rd with a triple.  Wilson would make up for the run he gave to the Bucs by driving Rizzo home on a ground ball between short and third.  Jason Heyward bumps him up to second as he singles to left.  With an early pitching change, Juan Nicasio enters the game and it would be Javier Baez with two outs drives in Wilson to take the lead by 1.  

Lester starts the 3rd off by giving up a lead off home run to Andrew McCutchen to tie the game.  Sean Rodriguez with two outs, also smacks a solo shot to left center but he gets out of the inning.  Pirates 5-4.

Juan gives up a leadoff double to Bryant that scores on Rizzo’s line drive double to right.  Arauimedes Caminero would enter the game to close out the top half.  Lester would be pulled for Adam Warren ho gives up a single and a walk and it would be McCuthen’s single that brings in both base runners to put the Bucs up by 2.  

Caminero strikes out the side in the 5th.  In the bottom half, Warren would load the bases walking Marte, intentionally walking Matt Joyce and a single to Eric Fryer.  Josh Bell Would enter the game pinch hitting for Caminero.  On a 1-1 count, Bell would take Warren out of the park and into the Alleghany River for a Grand Slam for his first major league home run.  Jody Mercer would follow with a solo shot to add to the lead, 12-5 Bucs.  

A.J. Schugel would enter the game waking Bryant who advances to third on Rizzo’s single and scores on Zo’s double play ground ball. Bucs 12-6.  

Spencer Patton, Justin Grimm and Hector Rondon each take an inning each seeing three batters with Rondon striking out the side.  

The Cubs would get a base runner in each of the last three innings but no one crosses the plate or brings them within reach to winning.  The Pirates move to second place putting themselves within 6.5 games.  The Cubs need a W on Sunday and to be honest, need the All Star break off to gather themselves but maybe the festivities can be a good change of pace for them breaking up the recent string of losses this month.   

Go Cubs Go!

Dan the Man

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It hasn’t been the greatest series for the Cubs.  Adam Warren moves out of the bullpen and gets his first start of the season and for the Cubs despite having a couple wins.  He would be going against Anthony DeSclafani.

Adam Warren would perform greatly but be taken out after 5 innings.  He would give up only 1 run and it comes in the 1st inning as Zach Cozart would start the game with a lead off home run.  He would give up only two more hits that came in the second inning with singles to Brandon Phillips and Jose Peraza.  The next 3 innings would be lights out for the Reds.

Addison Russell would start the Cubs scoring off in the 2cd driving in Tommy La Stella on a double.  He would score the 2cd run off of Miguel Montero’s single.  The 5th inning would see Ben Zobrist smacking his 12th home run of the year.

The Cubs would only see 3 more base runners after the 5th inning but no more runs.  Through 5, it would be Cubs 3, Reds 1.

Trevor Cahill would enter the 6th almost striking out the side but walks Joey Votto in between.  He would get the first out in the 7th but gives up singles to Brandon Phillips and Jose Peraza who steals 2cd base with Tucker Barnhart at the plate.  Tucker launches his 3rd home run for 3 runs putting the Red sup by 1.  Cahill gets out of the inning but is pulled in the 8th for Carl Edwards, Jr.

Carl starts the 8th off getting the 1st out but walks Adam Duvall. He gets the 2cd out but gives up a single to Brandon Phillips pushing Duvall up to 3rd.  Carl would have the unfortunate luck of throwing a wild pitch scoring Duvall.

There would be no more runs passed this inning and the Cubs would lose the series to the Reds.

Thursday will see the Braves in town for a make up game.  Then it’s off to Pittsburgh before the All Star break.

Go Cubs Go!

Dan the Man

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