Cubs Get Brandon Iron
Cincinnati pitcher Brandon Finnegan irons out the Cubs with zip for hits through 6, and then there was David Ross with a single in the 7th. Matt Szczur followed with a walk.
Finnegan’s pitch count began to climb, the no-hitter was history, and Finnegan was taken out of the game after a great showing.
By the time the 7th inning came to an end with a couple of Cincinnati pitching changes the Cubs had 2 via a bases loaded single by Jason Heyward.
The Cubs were still down by a run in the 8th. Two on with Jumbo Diaz on the mound for the Reds.
A pitch to Addison Russell was all it took as Finnegan’s performance would become background music, and the crack of the bat said it all as Russell scored 3 on an HR to left.
What a way to open the gates at Wrigley for 2016 as the Cubs begin with a win.
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The Reds announcer handled the Russell HR with all the fervor of a wet dish rag kind of like a routine fly to left that would be caught.
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