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Cubs Drop Game 3 Against Brewers

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Cubs Drop Game 3 Against Brewers

The Cubs drop game 3 against the Brewers, in what was yet another great game between the two teams. I expected nothing less between these two teams, especially with a playoff spot laying on the line. Kyle Hendricks looked great yet again and is still trending in the right direction. Going 6.0 innings pitched giving up 8 hits, but all 8 hits ended up being only singles. Giving up 1 earned run, walking 1 and striking out 6, bringing his ERA down to a season-low 3.14. I feel good about his performance moving forward, unfortunately, he has been on the wrong side of the bad run support.


Scoring Plays

The Cubs trailed early, after an Eric Thames single in the first inning the Cubs came right back in the second inning. When Ian Happ singled scoring Wilson Contreras to tie the game, unfortunately, they weren’t able to score any more runs in the inning. It seemed to be yet another pitchers duel because no one ended up scoring until the 8th inning when Kris Bryant hit a sacrifice fly to center field scoring Ian Happ giving the Cubs a 2-1 lead. Then on the second pitch of the 9th inning, Brewers Orlando Arcia hit a line drive home run to left field. In which it barely stayed fair tying the game. So, for the third straight day, we had a game go into extras. The Cubs again instantly started off hot, then with Happ on second and no outs. Jon Jay hit a ball right back up the middle scoring Ian Happ. Who seemed to be the main factor in the Cubs offensive production today.

Walk Off

Then came the bottom of the 10th, after a Ryan Braun double. Travis Shaw hit a high fly ball to centerfield giving the Brewers the walk-off win. Also, Wade Davis blowing his first save after going 32-32 in save opportunities. Another note to take away from today’s  game was Justin Wilson. After having a rough outing the other day, he came into the game in the 7th and went 1-2-3 striking out 3 batters in 1 1/3 innings pitched. I’m not going to take too much away from his performance. Although it was nice to see him actually produce and not give up any walks, runs or hits. The Cubs still lead the Brewers in the division by 4.5 games after a Cardinals loss to the Pirates. Which also lowered the Cubs magic number down to 4 games, so let’s hope they can wrap things up tomorrow and clinch as soon as possible.