John Lackey had a tough first but the Chicago Cubs bounce back to win against the Cards 6-4
The Game started off like we were in for a long day. John Lackey took a couple of batters to really get his pitches going. Lackey threw himself a quality baseball game letting up six hits and four runs. Three of them were earned. For the game he had, it was perfect for the Cubs. He walked two and struck out seven. If he continues to show this type of production and Brett Anderson who pitches next does the same good luck everyone in the National League. John Lackey’s goal for every outing should be to touch the sixth inning and don’t let up more than four runs. If he can do that, we will win a lot of games he starts.
I feel for Lance Lynn almost a little bit because It was his first start of the season after missing all last year getting tommy johns to fix his elbow. Lynn really threw a heck of a game before he was taken out in the five. He allowed five hits with two runs and striking out four.
It was a little bit of a screwy game really. All of the first inning home runs came after a bad error by the usually sure-handed Bed Zobrist while trying to turn a double-play that would have ended the inning. What most people are going to talk about during this game though is the ball that stuck to Yadier Molina’s chest protector. There really is no explanation for this. It might be the weirdest play in baseball since Jose Canseco let up the home run off his head.
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It’s when Lance Lynn came out of the game is when the wheels fell off for the St. Louis Cardinals. The wild pitch was actually thrown by Brett Cecil after they took Lynn out which allowed Matt Szczur to get on base. Then after the next batter John Jay, was walked we had the defining moment of the game. At that moment the Cardinals were winning 4-2 until Kyle Schwarber unleashed a bomb into right field scoring three runs. Later in that same inning, we capped it off with one more run making it 6-4.
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