The lack of a bullpen doomed the Chicago Cubs from the start of this series but the Mets hitting is what dominated this series to propel New York into the World Series. The Mets outscored the Cubs 21-8, knocked in three more home runs and had an amazing .833 OPS to the Cubs .522.
The Mets were led by Daniel Murphy who htan amazing record six straight home runs in six consecutive games, setting an MLB record. Murphy is the first player in major league history to produce at least eight hits and four homers in a postseason series that was four or fewer games in length.
“I can’t even explain Murphy,” Mets hitting coach Kevin Long said. “Murphy is on a different planet right now. He really is. The last at-bat, he’s looking for a changeup, and he hits a 97-mph fastball out. That’s where he’s at right now. It’s mind-boggling. It really is.”
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On a night when League Leader in Home Runs Bryce Harper notched his 18th of the season, this game came down to some stellar pitching.
Cubbie Jon Lester gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits to include a home run. He also had two walks with ten strikeouts in seven innings.
“Max threw the ball just a little bit better than I did,” Lester said. “Obviously, we lost, and that’s not the ultimate goal, but if you’re a pitcher or just a purist of the game and like watching pitching matchups, that was fun tonight. That’s what it lived up to be.”
The Cubs begin a three game stand against the KC Royals today. Affordable tickets and great seats are still available so get yours today and help support your Chicago Cubs!
The Milwaukee Brewers secured their first series win this weekend after losing the initial game in the series 0-1. Last night, Aramis Ramirez hit a solo home run in the second inning then wrapped up the game with a tie-breaking two run single in the eighth inning.
“I think we’re just getting healthy,” said Ramirez. “We got [center fielder Carlos Gomez] back, we’re starting to swing the bats better. We’ve had really good pitching, especially in this series. That’s the key. If you pitch good, you’re going to win some ballgames.
The Cubs hit the road for a three game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help support your Chicago Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs have been on a little bit of a roll as of late, beating the Reds in two games and matching the same against the Pirates with a chance to sweep tonight at home.
The 6-2 win last night was the 4th straight win for the Cubs and were led by Dexter Fowler and Travis Wood as the Cubbies scored six runs while sitting on two outs.
“I love two-out runs,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “They really hurt the other side badly. Conversely, when it happens to you, you’re constantly [thinking], ‘Can we make a better pitch right there? Did we call the right pitch right there? Did we execute the pitch right there?’ The two-strike knocks can really bum you out a little bit. When you get them, there’s nothing more glorious than that.”
The Cubs have the opportunity to sweep the Pirates tonight at 7:05. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get out to the ballpark and support your Chicago Cubs.
After taking two of three games against the Colorado Rockies last week, the Cubs have taken game one of three against the Cincinnati Reds, 6-7.
The Cubs rallied late once again, this time behind Jorge Soler and Arismendy Alcantara, the latter delivering a walk off RBI Single with one out in the 10th inning.
“When you start doing things like this, you believe you can win late, and that’s really important,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “It’s also really important to feel you can come from behind, which we’ve done two days in a row late. Those are two of the best things you can possibly get across to a young team. Yes, I’ve enjoyed it.”
The three game stand continues tonight with game two tonight at 7pm. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today!