I was thrilled when I was introduced to the Brewers upon the move to Hillsboro, although I was familiar with County Stadium from coming “up north” to cheer for my Cubs.
Molina sustained a slight tear of his left thumb ligament Sunday while tagging out Cubs’ player Anthony Rizzo in a key play at the plate in the Cardinals’ 4-3 win.
I must admit, however, it sure would have been fun if it all had happened about 30 years ago! It was also his third complete-game shutout of 2015.
Want even more? Of course you do. Jake Arrieta is set to get the ball for the Cubs in that game. David Wright homered as the Mets lost for the fifth time in seven games. “That’s something you love to see in the manager”. It nearly is beyond any description I can put into mere words. They won’t be thrilled to start it against Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel, who is 7-0 with a 2.13 ERA in 10 starts against Milwaukee. Scooter Gennett laced a double down the left-field line.
Well okay, not the entire place, just the infield. He now leads all rookies in runs, RBIs, doubles and home runs.
“Combine that with his workout regimen, what kind of shape he’s in, it was kind of like honestly a non-stressful 120 pitches, if that makes sense”.
Evan Longoria’s sacrifice fly in the sixth inning allowed the tying and go-ahead runs to score as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox. “He works quick, throws a lot of strikes and he’s one of the best pitchers in baseball”.
The tension carried over to Saturday, when Cards second baseman Kolton Wong got the two-hit treatment.
Kris Bryant broke Billy Williams’s record with his 26th homer of the year, the most ever by a Cubs rookie.
“It just means that I’m putting my team in positions to win ballgames”, said Arrieta, who became the first Cub to reach 20 wins since Jon Lieber in 2001. Domingo Santana also had a two-out RBI single. More team history that hasn’t been seen in decades.
The Mariners hit five home runs, scoring all their runs in the first four innings. The complaint department door is not only closed, but locked, boarded up and nailed shut.
The Brewers will try to rebound with a win tomorrow.
“He’s as tough as there is right now”, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.
Now let’s talk about the playoff race. Joe Maddon made his comments Monday night after his post-game news conference, but by Tuesday he had backed off a little bit, saying in his pre-game news conference that he wishes he could go to a few of the concerts himself.
With the opportunity to sweep the Cardinals and shave another game off their playoff magic number, the Cubs fell behind early in the series finale and were unable to mount yet another comeback win. The last two weeks have been pretty bad, as they are now 3-12 in their last 15 games. Chicago, which remains two games behind Pittsburgh for the top wild-card spot and six back of St. Louis in the National League Central, has won eight straight meetings and leads the season series 10-4.
There are more Cubs fans in Hillsboro than you might be realize.