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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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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!

Dan the Man

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