The Chicago Cubs had tough starts but end up winning amazing games against the Brewers Tuesday and Wednesday
Kyle Hendricks and Brett Anderson both had rough starts but the Cubs battled back and won both games against the Brewers Tuesday and Wednesday
What an amazing last two games for the Cubs that I actually got to witness with my own two eyes. Both Kyle Hendricks and Brett Anderson needed to just get through their starts after rough starts. The game on Tuesday night was only rivaled by the excitement of the walk-off win that happened in the game on Wednesday. In both of the games, there were times where I thought the Chicago Cubs hung them up but they fought their way back to win both encounters. All in all, it was exactly what they needed to hopefully propel themselves to the right track.
On Tuesday night before I even made It into the Stadium it was 3-0 for the Brewers. Brett Anderson got the start and he looked stiff out there. I am not sure if Brett is not letting everyone else know how bad his back is bothering him but it looked bad. There was a point when he was up at the plate where Brett Anderson hit a liner to the second baseman and he could barely make it down to first base. He made it in the game longer than I actually thought it would lasting 3 2/3 inning. He let up 8 total hits in the game with 6 earned runs and 5 strikeouts. Eric Thames really had his number getting two doubles and staying super hot in this series.
We really should be shouting praise for the Chicago Cubs shaky bullpen in this game. After Brett came out the rest of our pitchers shut it down only allowing 2 hits the rest of the game. They combined for another 7 strikeouts and only one walk. The Cubs bullpen did a great job after being trashed the last few days.
When the Brewers jumped in front of the Cubs early they started shipping back at the lead until they broke it open in the sixth inning scoring four runs and tieing the ballgame up. The defining moment in this game really came from the bat of Miguel Montero with a very timely two-run homer that brought the Cubs within two of the Brewers and brought life back into the game. Before the inning, the score was 6-2 with all the momentum going for the Brew crew.
“Obviously, you don’t want to lose four in a row. The good thing is it’s still early in the season. We have a long way to go. We need to win one series at a time, one game at a time.”
Albert Almora Jr. just continues to impress so far in his young career. He delivered a two-run single and the eventual game-winning run off a wild pitch that brought the Cubs to 9-7 win.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) April 19, 2017
Wednesday’s game saw the same start with Kyle Hendricks not starting out very well. It seemed like the Brewers found a groove early hitting a few home runs again to start this game off, jumping to a 4-1 lead in the fourth inning all earned runs. Hendricks made it through five innings letting up four hits and the mentioned four runs and four strikeouts. Not a good outing but he settled in after the second inning. There really isn’t anything to be worried about with Kyle Hendricks in my opinion. He is the cool side of the pillow at all times.
The cubs were trailing 4-3 late with one out in the ninth. The Brewers brought in their closer Neftali Feliz in the eighth inning and that seemed to be the wrong decision. John Jay reached on a walk and quickly got to third after Miguel Montero slapped a single. Kris Bryant was the game saver with a nice RBI that tied the game up at 4. A fun move of the game was when they put in Carl Edwards Jr. to pinch run for Miggy. After a nice contact groundout by Anthony Rizzo, it moved the runners to second and third. At that point, it didn’t matter where the runners were after Russell’s at bat. He tattooed a ball on a 2-0 count into the left-field bleachers winning the game 7-4.
— MLB (@MLB) April 19, 2017
Very soon before that happened my friend who I was with said it would be cool to see a walk off at Wrigley.