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Posted: April 20, 2016 by Sports Time Radio in baseball, fantasy, post season, sports, Sports Time Radio, Uncategorized
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Game three pits 2-0 Carlos Martinez against 1-1 Kyle Hendricks.  Adiside from giving up a single to Jason Heyward, Martinez would have no trouble in the first but not so easy for Kyle.  He would get Matt Carpenter to go down swinging but would give up a ground ball double to short that was deflected by Tommy La Stella to short.  With one ball, Kyle would give up a two-run homer to Matt Holiday.  Kyle would get the next two batters out but would start the second with a double to Yadier Molina.  Kolten Wong would move him to third on a single, Yadi would score on a wild pitch. The nine whole, Martinez would help his own cause with a soft liner to Rizzo getting him on first with an RBI.  On a 1-0 count, Matt Carpenter would send s ground ball to Rizzo, throws to Baez back to Hendricks covering first, would be safe.  Madden calls for the review and its overturned scoring it as a 3-6-1 double play. 

The first pitch of the fourth inning to Rizzo was sent screaming to right field over the wall for the Cubs first run but Martinez was able to get through the next three guys 1-2-3 and was able to cruise through seven innings.  

Kyle Hendrix was able to keep it together through five but gave up a lead off double to Matt Adams. The Cubs would decide to intentionally walk Yadier Molina and they would bring Clayton Richard in for one out.  He would come out for Neil Ramirez to get the last out of the inning.  

The bottom of the seventh saw Trevor Cahill come into face Martinez which would see the start of a 3 hour and 20 minute rain delay!   Jeremy Hazelbaker   would pinch hit for Martinez but would ground out.  Cahill would get through the seventh.  

Seung Hwan Oh would come into the bottom of the eighth for the possible hold gives up a leadoff single to Dexter Fowler and walked Jason Heyward.  Ben Zobrist with two men on came up to bat but would line out to right.  Rizzo would single sending Heyward to third and scoring Fowler.  Bryant would send a ball back to Oh off his glove to Kolten Wong who would tag Rizzo but Heyward would score.  Tommy La Stella would fly out to end the eighth.  Cubs would score making it 4-3 Cardinals. 

Adam Warren would come into the bottom of the eighth and strikeout Matt Adams.  He’d walk Grichuk, who end up at second on a throwing error pick off attempt. Molina would single, scoring Grichuk.  Cahill would close out the next two batters but the Cards would add to their lead 5-3.  

Trevor Rosenthal would come in for the save, with Montero leading off but go down swinging.  Javier Baez, 0-3 would look to get his first hit of the day but would also go down swinging.  The last chance is up to Jorge Soler batting .200 on the young season.  On five  pitches, he would watch the last pitch go by for a called third strike.  

Dexter Fowler would continue his hot streak going 2-3 settling his batting average at an impressive .392.  Rizzo go 2-4 with a home run.  Hendricks would go 5 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs.  

The Cubs took the series, at the start of this seasons feud.  I wonder if it’ll heat up and what it’ll be like when the Cubs close out the home games with the Cardinals.  Until tommorow!



The Rivalry Begins

Posted: April 18, 2016 by Sports Time Radio in baseball, fantasy, post season, sports, Sports Time Radio, Uncategorized
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St Louis host the opening series of the top three rivalries in the MLB.  John Lackey vs Mike Leake.   Hot hitting Dexter Fowler opens the game with a double to center.  Leake would hit Anthony Rizzo but would get out the inning.  Lester would open up his start at Busch Field with a walk to Matt Carpenter.  This pitchers duel would last through the end of five.  

Dexter Fowler would lead off with his third home run of the season to center but Leake would get the next three batters out in a row.  Lackey would have another 1-2-3 inning.  The top of the seventh both Kris Bryant and Miguel Montero would single.  Jorge Soler would send a screamer to shortstop Aledmys Diaz, he would not have enough time for the double play but send a horrible throw to first rolling into the cameras dug out, Bryant would score, Montero would be forced to stop at third with Soler at second.  Addison Russell send a high fly ball to center scoring Miguel.  Lackey would single scoring Matt Szczur who came in to pinch run for Soler.  Leake would get out of the inning.  Lackey would give up a single to Yadier Molina, who would advance to second on a wild pitch but would get out of the inning.  

Tyler Lyons would replace Leake in the top of the eighth who would give up a double to Ben Zobrist who would end up at third on a fly out by Rizzo and would score on a single by Kris Bryant. Miguel Montero would ground into a challengable tag at first. After the review, he would still be out. Cubs up 5-0. 

Travis Wood came into the eighth and would strikeout Jedd Gyorko.  Matt Carpenter would double and he would get Jeremy Hazelbaker to strikeout.  Pedro Strop would come in to end the eighth.  Tyler Lyons would come into the top of the ninth give up a bloop hit to second by Javier Baez but would get Fowler to fly out.  Trevor Cahil would enter the ninth striking out Brandon Moss.  Then Stephen Piscotty would ground out to Kris Bryant.  With two men out, Yadier Molina would step into the box on a 3-2 count, he would walk on a change up.  Matt Adams would end the game with a deep fly to center.  

Cubs take the first of the series for the season.  John Lackey would show a great performance improving to 3-0.  He would only give up four hits with one walk and 11 K’s. 

Today on The Podcast I predicted the Cardinals would open up with the win but I’m glad I was wrong.  This was a pitchers duel despite the home run by Fowler but it was the Cardinals youth that would throw this game for them.  At this point in time, the tables have turned and maybe now we’ll see the Cubs dominate the Cardinals.