Happ homers in debut; Cubs fall to Cardinals

  • Happ homers in debut; Cubs fall to Cardinals

Happ homers in debut; Cubs fall to Cardinals

"It was good to put a little pressure on him and steal a couple of runs".

The Cubs' lineup included rookie Ian Happ, making his major-league debut, and another rookie, Jeimer Candelario, who was subbing at third base for the reigning MVP, Kris Bryant.

Willson Contreras belted two solo homers Friday night in the Chicago Cubs' one-run win.

Anthony Rizzo then hit a ball back to Martinez, who threw to second to get Happ, but shortstop Javier Baez couldn't make a return throw to first as Happ slid past the bag. Check out the latest boxing news and features at The Sweet Science, where the best boxing writers write. "He was really good". This is probably one to stay away from unless you're going with the over. I think we have a tendency to micromanage stuff that we have no business to do.

If he gets the milestone win on Sunday, he would became the eighth active manager in the 1,000-win club. Randal Grichuk hit his fourth home run of the season to cut the margin to 3-1. "Once I saw the scoreboard 96, 95 [mph], I said, 'We're going to use the fastball, ' because they were behind on it".

I know he's now a good third baseman, but I also have a person in the Cubs front office who has told me-off the record of course-that right field is the eventual home for Kris Bryant. He's gotten roughly a year's worth of starts in the majors and performed very poorly. The Cardinals had two runners on later in the inning, but Dexter Fowler got picked off at first on a snap throw by Contreras to end the threat.

The first was the young lineup he trotted out for what turned out to be a 5-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Kolten Wong struck out in what should have ended the game. Arrieta allowed one unearned run and four hits in six innings in the Cubs' 2-1 victory. Brett Eibner hit his first home run of the season and Austin Barnes and Justin Turner added RBI doubles.

Butler, who was 6-16 over parts of the last three seasons while toiling for Colorado, gave up only two hits while walking three and striking out five in a 94-pitch outing.

BREWERS 11, METS 4 Travis Shaw capped Milwaukee's eight-run fifth inning with a three-run home run, helping the Brewers beat visiting NY. In his last start, the lefty struck out nine against just two walks against the Yankees, giving up two runs. You can't complain about it now Eddie only let up two hits and didn't allow a Cardinal to get past second base. Martinez is 3-3 with a 4.17 ERA in 20 career appearances (10 starts) against the Cubs. That dulled the excitement in the seventh inning when Happ notched his first hit in The Show, crushing a Martinez slider 413 feet over the bullpen in right-center field for a two-run homer.