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The Cubs seek to break thier four game skid against the Marlins with Kyle Hendricks taking to the mound against Tom Koehler.  Niether men would have an easy start both giving up 4 runs in the first inning.   

Kris Bryant starts it off with his 18th home run of the season then Wilson Conteras would do the same but it would be his 3rd of the year bringing Ben Zobrist in.  Chris Coghlan would send a line drive to right for his 1st triple of the year and would score on Javier Baez’s ground ball to center.  

Addison Russell would put Derek Dietrich with a fielding error.  Kyle would walk the Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton to load the bases.  On an 0-1 count Kyle would toss one up for Justin Bour for his 13th home run for a grand slam to tie the game.  

Hendricks would last four more innings before Trevor Cahill would enter the game.  Trevor Wood comes into the 7th makes it into the 8th to hold it for Hector Rondon.  

Koehler would make it through 6 to be replaced by Mike Dunn who would only last a third of an inning walking Bryant, then hits Zo.  Contreras would send a line drive to center field putting the Cubs ahead by 1.  Nick Wittgten gets the Marlins out of the inning. 

Aside from the one run, both bullpens would stop the other from adding more to the board but The Cubs break their losing streak.  

Go Cubs Go!

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The Cubs wrap up their 9 game road trip in starting with game one in Washington with Kyle Hendricks on the mound against Max Scherzer.  Max starts the  game off and takes a perfect game into the top the sixth striking out the side in the first and third innings.  

In the first and second innings, Kyle would give up singles to Ben Revere and Anthony Rendon who would steal second before Danny Espinosa walks.  With one out in the third, Kyle would walk Jayson Werth who scores the first run of the game off Bryce Harper’s line drive to center field.  Nats up 1-0.  

Kyle would get through the fourth and fifth with a runner reaching on an error and another on a walk.  Scherzer starts off the sixth with an out but takes Addison Russell deep into the count and gives up the first hit of the game, a line drive home run just inside the foul pole in left.  Cubs tie the game at 1.  

Kyle gives up a lead off home run to Wilson Ramos.  Rendon would send a line drive to left for a double and would score on Danny Espinosa’s single to left.  He would move to third on Scherzer’s sac bunt.  Justin Grimm enters the game giving up an RBI single to Ben Revere.  He would get the next to batters out but the Nats are up 4-1.  

Scherzer would give up a two double to Rizzo in the top of the seventh but gets Zobrist to pop out to end the inning.  Justin Grimm would get into trouble giving up two singles and then an intentional walk with two outs loads the bases to get to Max but Dusty Baker pinch hits for him but Chris Helsey strikes out to end the inning.  

Oliver Perez enters the game striking out Javier Baez then is replaced by Shawn Kelly who strikes out Ross and Russell.  Clayton Richard comes into the game in the bottom half of the 8th getting the first out but gives up a hit but gets out of the inning.  

The Cubs have one more shot with three outs to get back in this game and pull out a come from behind victory.  Shawn Kelley stays in the game for the save and gets Albert Almora to strike out for the first out.  Fowler sends a line drive to a diving Zimmerman who tosses it a little too high for Kelley out number 2.   Heyward with two outs, strikes out to end the game.   

On another day if Kyle would have given up 4 earned runs, the Cubs offense would have had no problem putting runs on the board but not tonight.  Scherzer, Perez and Kelley would strike out a combined 16 batters out of the 27 outs.  Can’t worry about today, there’s two more games in the series.  

Go Cubs Go!


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Game 2 of the Cubs home stand against Phillies.  Kyle Hendricks takes on Jared Eickoff, with both men looking to get thier third win of the season.  Kyle would make it through three innings without a blemish.  Jared wouldn’t be SE lucky.   Dexter Fowler on a 3-1 count would send a fly ball that would have just enough on it to be a home run to start the day off.  Then Jason Heyward would send a fly ball to to right for a double.  With two outs, Ben Zobrist stretches his hitting streak to 14 games with an RBI.  After 1, Cubs up by 2.  

With one out in the bottom of the second, both Addison Russel and Kyle Hendricks would single but Fowler would fly out to make it two outs.  It’s okay, because Heyward would hit his second double of the day scoring Russell but Kyle would be thrown out at the plate.  Cubs up 3-0.  

The bottom of the third would see Anthony Rizzo get hit by a pitch with one out.  On two outs and Soler at the plate, Rizzo would get caught stealing second.  The fourth inning would see Kyle give up his first hit of the day to Freddy Galvis but that would be all for the Phills.  Jerad would get his first clean inning getting all three batters out in a row and repeat it in the bottom half of the fifth where Hendricks would give up another hit in the top half.  

Kyle would hit Galvis in the top of the sixth but no runs cross the plate. Kris Bryant would lead off with a single. Zobrist would single and Soler would walk.  Miguel Montero would ground out but Bryant would score.  With the inning over, the Cubs are up 4-0.  Hendricks would give up a two out double but no runs.  Andre Bailey enters the game stopping the Cubs from scoring any more runs.  

Hendricks has a 1-2-3 top half of the eighth.  Elvis Araujo enters the game for the Phillies preventing the Cubs again from adding to thier lead. Hendricks comes back out to stop what he started but gives up a lead off double to Galvis, who’s had Kyles number all day.  He would advance to third on Maikel Franco’s ground out to second.  Kyle would then strike out Ryan Howard but in the dropped third strike, Montero would throw to first but the throw back from Rizzo would not be in time to catch Galvis at home.  Kyle would end the game after that with a ground out.   He would pitch a complete game giving up 5 hits, walking no one but striking out 7.  Great outing for Kyle, proving he deserves his spot in the rotation and giving the pen a day off.  

Go Cubs Go!!!

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