W - Hammel (1-0), Augie Ojeda tribute videos. Harry singing the Stretch
L - Iglesias (1-1), pseudonymous middle-relievers, throwing to unoccupied bases
Things to Take from This Game
1. Hammel pitches around some walks
Hammel was reasonably sharp, pitching out of a couple of instances of mild-to-moderate trouble. 4 hits, 4 walks, 3 Ks in 6 IP with no runs allowed, and a booming RBI double at a point when the game still was awkwardly close.
2. Bryant heats up
Kris Bryant hit his second home run in as many days, going 2 for 3 with a walk overall. Fowler also had another big night, with a fine defensive play in CF thrown in, as well.
3. Best Team in Baseball
The first team to 8 wins played an errorless game with really no blemishes of any sort to speak of, other than a bit of wildness from Hammel and Grimm getting into some utterly inconsequential trouble in the 9th that he soon got out of. The consensus in Parachat was that the game was a sure thing by the time we were up 3-0.