Talk about solely flipping the story with a swing of the bat! Jason Heyward played hero within the ninth inning, hitting a 3-fling homer off of JOSH FREAKING HADER to verbalize a 2-0 shutout loss precise into a 3-2 Cubs lead. Ildemaro Vargas added his first homer for the Cubs abet-to-abet with Heyward for proper measure.
I had a total post written and appreciate now deleted thanks to that ninth inning. Factual a nick of what changed into GOING to be the intro:
All I in actual fact desire to portray you is that the Cubs appreciate scored honest 8 runs of their final 41 innings – and all 8 of these runs got here in a single sport. It has been something magnificently godawful on the plate for the Cubs currently.
Ignore all that. The Cubs won tonight, so the offense is clearly entirely graceful and mounted.
Kyle Hendricks changed into impossible for 7.2 innings tonight, allowing handiest a two-fling homer to Ryan Braun (on a unpleasant pitch), albeit exquisite after Kris Bryant did now not purchase an especially catchable substandard ball. In some other case, Hendricks changed into honest just correct. Bonus props to Jason Adam for striking out Christian Yelich with a runner on sinful within the Eighth to win Hendricks’ line.
After which the ninth went to Craig Kimbrel for a proper place various. He gave up two singles to open the inning – they were both in actual fact proper pitches, although! – but then struck out primitive friend Daniel Vogelbach to ease the force, got Ben Gamel to ground out, and then got a aloof liner from Orlando Arcia to remain it.