The Cubs have lost four in a row after a four-game winning streak. Even though, he had a strong outing taking out the side in his first inning, and retires the last six hitters he faced in the fifth and sixth.
LOUIS (AP) ” Michael Wacha pitched six solid innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-1 on Saturday night to become the first major league team with 50 wins.
Entering play on June 28, the Cardinals (50-24) find themselves well out in front in the N.L. Central, 8.5 games ahead of the second-place Pittsburgh Pirates.
St. Louis’ five-game winning streak is its fifth of at least that many this season.
WAOE (Channel 59) has come to the rescue and televises numerous WGN and WLS games, but not all of them. “They were making plays all night”.
Seth Maness (2-0) picked up the win in relief. That was essentially the difference in tonight’s game. The right-hander allowed three runs over the first two innings Tuesday, but lasted seven and struck out nine in a 4-3 victory at Miami.
The Cubs had runners on the corners in the fourth after Miguel Montero walked to begin the inning and Starlin Castro singled two battes later. Soler, who is batting. Roach on the mound.
Andrew McCutchen doubled off Jason Grilli (2-3) leading off the inning and three batters later, Mercer’s third hit of the game smacked off the right-field wall and McCutchen scored. Rookie Xavier Scruggs slugged one out deep into center for a a RBI single. Really? You want in depth thoughts on a game where the pitcher hits a come backer straight up the middle that Donn Roach deflects turning a possible double play into bases loaded one out situation. The contract also calls for the Cubs to pay for classes so Bloomquist can complete his college degree. A Kolten Wong two run double closed the scoring on the night. Scruggs threw to catcher Yadier Molina, who ended up catching Castro in a rundown.
A pitcher such as the Phillies’ Cole Hamels is available now for a team with the resources to take on what’s left of his $23.5-million-per-year deal – though an impending front office shakeup in Philadelphia will influence any deals there.
New York’s Noah Syndergaard pitched eight sharp innings to guide the light-hitting Mets to a 2-1 win against Cincinnati.
Scruggs, Kolten Wong and Matt Carpenter each drove in two runs as St. Louis reached the 50-win mark before July for the first time in franchise history. They had 13 hits for their eight runs scored to take the win and second game of the series.
Bloomquist won 26 games in three seasons at Cal Poly to rank No. 4 on the Mustangs’ career list. Jaime Garcia (1.69), Lance Lynn (2.84), Michael Wacha (2.77), and Carlos Martinez (2.92) are all under 3.00, and John Lackey (3.35) is not far off that pace. Martinez hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, and Joakim Soria worked out of a jam in the ninth to lift the Tigers over the White Sox in Detroit.
– Based on a payroll budget that hasn’t changed since it was set over the winter, and calculating roster moves since (including more than $1 million recouped by trading Welington Castillo last month), the Cubs have roughly $3 million to $5 million flexibility to add payroll in a trade, a source confirmed. With their determination, tenacity and a well knitted team this season, I see their success to continue.