September 23: Cardinals @ Cubs
Records: Cardinals (80-72, -17.0 in NL Central), Cubs (97-55, +17.0 in NL Central)
First pitch: 1:20 pm CT
TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, ESPN, 1120 KMOX
Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (2B), Jedd Gyorko (SS), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Adams (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Kolten Wong (LF), Mike Leake (RHP)
Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Kris Bryant (3B), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Ben Zobrist (2B), Addison Russell (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Chris Coghlan (LF), Miguel Montero (C), Jake Arrieta (RHP)
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Well from that BS call on the HBP in the 3rd, looks like MLB wants to Cubs to succeed this year – a real turning point which could affect a close race for a WC position.
Just an awful game. No hitting, wild pitches, missed fielding chances. This playoff run could very well end in Chicago. 5 zip Cubbies.
Yeah, Hrabosky was so PO’d about the HBP post-game, that he took a bat and smacked the bobblehead on the desk (his own, btw). His co-announcer said, “Well, it looks like the Mad Hungarian’s back.”
The only positive about the WC push, I guess…is that the Cards only have to beat one team, not both. At the moment, the Padres are leading the Giants 3-zip in the 3rd.
Jen’s tweet says Holliday’s hoping to return soon. Maybe not soon enuf’, tho’.