Cubs Get The Big Bucs
The Bucs are a tough bunch, just a half game behind 1st place St. Louis in the NL Central. That meant nothing to the Cubs in Sunday’s game at Wrigley Field. The Cubs were out to get more bang than the Bucs, and they did. One more run, one less hit.
Going in to the 9th it looked pretty good. 3-2 Cubs, and Kevin Gregg on the mound for closing activities. Most often, with the Cubs bullpen, I take a wait, and see attitude. With Gregg, I’m usually more confident. After all, Gregg has done well since coming over from the Dodgers. When it’s over, it’s really over but, it wasn’t over, just yet.
There are 2 out, and the bases are clean. The count 3 & 2. We’re talking one more pitch. That’s it. Certainly, that’s an easy one. However, that wasn’t it as Gregg released the pitch, and the Pirates’ Starling Marte promptly swung, and with the crack of the bat, it was quite clear where the ball was going. It did, and the Pirates tied the score 3-3.
It was not until the 11th inning that, this game would be complete. In the bottom of that frame, the Cubs loaded the bases with nobody out.
Dioner Navarro came off the bench as a pinch hitter, and sent a fly ball to right. It was deep enough to send Anthony Rizzo from 3rd to home for the Cubs 4-3 victory.
A walk off, sacrifice fly to end it!
The Cubs pulled the rug out from under the Pirates, winning 2 games of the 3 game set. Sunday’s game details are available on
the Official Cubs MLB Website.