Dodgers @ Cubs: Bolsinger vs. Hendricks (Game 70 Thread)

LAD (37-33): RHP Mike Bolsinger (4-2, 2.87)  

CHC (39-30): RHP Kyle Hendricks (2-3, 4.28)

First pitch: 7.05pmCT

Hernandez 2b

Pederson* cf

Turner 3b

Gonzalez* 1b

Ethier* lf

Guerrero rf

Grandal# c

Rollins# ss

Bolsinger p

 

Denorfia rf

Rizzo* 1b

Bryant 3b

Montero* c

Castro ss

Coghlan* lf

Szczur cf

Hendricks p

Russell 2b

Camargo Sharp as AZL Cubs Defeat AZL Snakes

Andruw Monasterio drilled a two-run triple, walked twice, scored a run, and collected a third RBI on a bases-loaded walk, Wladimir Galindo belted a two-run double and knocked-in a third run with a sacrifice fly, Roberto Caro reached base on a bunt single, walked, stole a base, scored two runs, and drove-in a run with a sacrifice fly, and RHSP Jesus Camargo hurled five innings of three-hit one-run ball with no walks and a 11/1 GO/FO, helping the AZL Cubs defeat the AZL Diamondbaks 8-4 in AZL action last night at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ. 

Game 69 Recap: Cubs 1, Dodgers 0 (10 innings)

Nine Over

Box Score, Play Log, Game Graphs

 

W- Motte (5-1), fly balls to center, getting paid by the word, pitchers duels

L- Peralta (1-1) going to bed early, offense

Things to Take from This Game

 1. The Cubs "Know How to Win"?

For those who put weight in such things, this sure looked like a knowing-how-to-win/will-to-win/clutch/piss-vinegar-and-gumption sort of game.  An error-free pitcher's duel against a big-time opposing pitcher and team, won in extra innings by the supporting cast after yeoman's work from the bullpen. There's precious little to complain about with this victory.

 

2. Hammel outduels Greinke


Hammel looked in command of this game from the first pitch, and by both the line and the eyeball was superior to Greinke, who also was dealing.

 

3. Waiting to go to Jansen


0 to 0 after nine, Mattingly went to the just-off-the-DL Joel Peralta, not the unhittable Kenley Jansen.  Jansen only surfaced to clean up a bases loaded, no outs mess, and he nearly did.  If Gonzalez doesn't bobble a potential double-play ball at first, he might have made it out of the inning untouched.

 

4. Fan catch of the year.


Seriously. 

 

The gory details, below

 

Dodgers @ Cubs: Greinke vs. Hammel (Game 69 Thread)

LAD (37-32): RHP Zack Greinke (5-2, 1.81)

CHC (38-30): RHP Jason Hammel (5-2, 2.89)

First pitch: 7.05pmCT

Puig rf

Pederson* cf

Kendrick 2b

Gonzalez* 1b

Grandal# c

Ethier* lf

Callaspo# 3b

Rollins# ss

Greinke p

 

Coghlan* lf

Rizzo* 1b

Bryant 3b

Montero* c

Castro ss

Baxter* rf

Szczur cf

Hammel p

Russell 2b

Zastryzny Gets Start for AZL Cubs

Hector Hernandez (on Kane County 7-day DL) hurled three innings of one-hit shutout ball and combined with three relievers to toss a four-hitter, as the AZL Diamondbacks defeated the AZL Cubs 4-1 in AZL action this evening on Whirlwind Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort east of Scottsdale, AZ.

Dodgers @ Cubs: Kershaw vs. Wada (Game 68 Thread)

LAD (37-31): LHP Clayton Kershaw (5-4, 3.29)
CHC (37-30): LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (1-1, 3.68)
First pitch: 7.05pmCT

Puig rf

Pederson* cf

Turner 3b

Gonzalez* 1b

Kendrick 2b

Van Slyke lf

Hernandez ss

Ellis c

Kershaw* p

 

Fowler# cf

Rizzo* 1b

Bryant 3b

Castro ss

Denorfia rf

Szczur lf

Ross c

Wada* p

Russell 2b

Cubs @ Twins: Arrieta vs. Gibson (Game 67 Thread)

CHC (36-30): RHP Jake Arrieta (6-5, 3.40)
MIN (37-31): RHP Kyle Gibson (4-5, 3.33)
First pitch: 1:10pmCT

Fowler# cf

Rizzo* 1b

Bryant 3b

Montero* c

Castro ss

Coghlan* lf

Denorfia rf

Schwarber* dh

Russell 2b

 

Dozier 2b

Rosario* lf

Mauer* 1b

Plouffe 3b

Hunter rf

Nunez dh

Hermann* c

Escobar# ss

Buxton cf

 

AZL Cubs Drop 2015 Opener at Sloan Park

RHSP Jonathan Perrin (Milwaukee Brewers 2015 27th round draft pick - Oklahoma State) tossed three innings of perfect baseball and combined with three relievers to hurl a six-hit shutout, and Tyrone Perry (Milwaukee Brewers 2015 14th round draft pick - Lakeland Senior HS - Lakeland, FL) drilled an RBI single, doubled, and walked and scored, as the AZL Brewers blanked the AZL Cubs 4-0 in AZL Opening Day action Saturday evening at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.

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