Lately Chicago Cubs has been in full form winning games over and over again, seems like turning tables is no big deal for them.
That is exactly what surfaced during Tuesday’s game against Detroit Tigers, they were running without making a single score until seventh inning, when Anthony Rizzo took the bat, the cubs finally snapped into action at that time after Anthony scored 3 runs to make the game a tie followed by Kyle Schwarzer’s home run that turned the game upside down giving tigers a 2-score deficit and a 5-3 victory in Chicago Cubs name.
Recently that’s the deal with the Cubs, the other teams start to score and then Cubs sweep away their victory in an unexpected flash of seconds.
“We know we’re a good team,” Rizzo said. “We just have to string together good at-bats.”
That is what we saw on Tuesday.
After one out in the seventh inning, tigers’ Reliever, Daniel Stumpf got singled by Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist. Rizzo’s best ever slow bouncer scored enough to come to a tie in the match and Heyward scored the 4th run to give the cubs lead, what was left was done after Kyle Schwarber’s 17th homer in the eighth inning.
“They threw him a lot of changeups, good pitches,” Heyward talking about Schwarber’s homer. “It’s a testament of us staying in tune and keeping it simple.”
Anthony Rizzo is avoiding home runs this season with only 12 in whole season up till now, while has struck more than 31 in each season in past. On asking he told that apparently, he doesn’t think long shot is always the answer.
“You get down and start battling at two strikes, it’s not about hitting a homer,” Rizzo said. “It’s just about putting the ball in play and we’re doing a good job at that.”
The 2nd from the four relievers of Chicago Cubs, Justin Wilson earned a scoreless pitch in the seventh inning, ultimately leading them to victory. Pedro Strop also pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
After five innings the cubs allowed a single hit from the starter Kyle Hendrick, he earned tigers 3-runs and seven hits went in no-decision. the right-hander is 1-4 with a 6.75 ERA In his past six starts.
“They didn’t beat him up by any means today,” manager Joe Maddon said. “It’s just that it wasn’t a typical surgeon-like procedure from Kyle. He looks good, he’s just not executing.”
The Detroit Tigers faced their 12th lose in last 14 games after this one on Tuesday against Chicago Cubs with Mikie Mahtook’s three singles and one run, Niko’s run with a double and Jeimer Candelario and James McCann an RBI each.
Hendricks’ first-inning ERA expanded to 8.47 thanks to three singles and one run by Jeimer Candelario and also Niko Goodrum’s RBI double. After that, the cubs turned the tables one after another Hendricks made a diving catch near the right-field line in the second inning, and Rizzo turned a sacrifice attempt into a double play in the fourth, then the Tigers took a 3-0 lead on James McCann’s RBI single.
“That just shows how good the other aspects have been,” said Hendricks, referring to the bullpen, the offense and Lester. “We have one guy (Lester) who has been carrying it, and the rest of us have been up and down.
“Surprising? Maybe. But as good as all those other parts have been, once we get rolling, that shows how good we can be.”
This game has produced a .468 batting average to the cubs. They showed the world how good they are when the overcame their 3-0 deficit in Tuesday’s win.