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Cubs Drop Game 4 To The Nationals 5-0

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                                      Cubs Drop Game 4

After a thrilling game 3 victory, the Chicago Cubs drop game 4 and will play a deciding game 5 in Washington. Unfortunately, the Cubs offense couldn’t get across any runs getting shut out by a score of 5-0. Jake Arrieta didn’t have the best of games, only able to go 4 innings while also walking 5 batters. Yet he only gave up 2 hits and just a single run which came on an error. Hendricks gets the start today, and as for Washington, their starter had not been named yet.

 

Jake Arrieta

Jake pitched a very manageable game keeping the Cubs in the game for 4 innings. I wasn’t expecting Jake to go very far in the game but wasn’t expecting only 4 innings. If only he could have had the ability to finish off batters on two-strike counts. Instead of getting himself into 8+ pitch at bats. Having no run support and two errors on defense definitely, doesn’t help his cause what so ever. Hopefully, in game 5 the offense and defense play a lot better behind Kyle Hendricks.

 

Scoring Summary

The game was quiet for the majority of the game with only two scoring plays didn’t really make for the most offensive game ever. Of course, we all know how the first run was scored, with two outs in the third inning. Ryan Zimmerman hit a bouncer that went over the head of Arrieta. Where Addison Russell attempted the short bounce, unfortunately, was not able to corral the ball scoring a run. On what should have been an inning ending play. After that, their were 5 innings of scoreless baseball. In which also there was only three base runner for each team. Then with two outs yet again in the eighth. Daniel Murphy singled on a line drive keeping the inning alive.

 

Carl Edwards Jr was called into the relief of Jon Lester, the first batter he faced, Anthony Rendon and ends up walking him to put men on first and second. After a short mound visit, Carl Edwards then faced Matt Wieters in where he ended up walking him too. Then on a 1-1 count, Micheal Taylor hit a fly ball that ended up in the basket in right-center field. Ultimately giving Washington the 5-0 lead and extending their season for one more game. Game 5 should be an interesting one, with Kyle Hendricks taking the mound who in 8 postseason starts has a 1.98 ERA with a 0.71 WHIP. So, let’s hope for a win and another trip to the NLCS.