That was certainly an odd one, with the game being suspended at the start of the 10th inning last night, and then finishing things up today, but Ben Zobrist got the job done with a bases-loaded single to walk it off!
So, let’s see … Cole Hamels was very good in an understandably brief outing, and the only run the Cubs bullpen allowed in its six innings of work was kind of a screw-job. Offensively, they managed one off of Jacob deGrom, and then obviously took advantage of a walk and an error to set up the winner in the 11th.
Speaking of the winner: it came after Javy Baez led off the inning by going 0-2 to 4-2 to take a leadoff walk. How about that?
The Cubs got hosed for a run in the 6th, when it looked like Brandon Kintzler and Victor Caratini had executed a strike-em-out-throw-em-out double play to record the first two outs of the inning. But strike three was called ball four, rendering the throw to second base moot. With two on and nobody out instead of nobody on and two out, the Mets cashed in eventually on a deGrom single.
Pitch 7, which was a "ball", cost the Cubs two outs. pic.twitter.com/P8MLmwC3Vn
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The Mets later stranded a leadoff triple when they got BABIP’d to death on a couple rockets, and then also got burned on a liner double play in the 11th, so I won’t complain too hard about “bad luck” in this one. Cubs probably got the net good luck overall.
That’s two games down in this three-game series, with another starting shortly. Those two games were started by Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom and the Cubs won them both. How about that?