2017 Cubs victories revisited, July 22: Cubs 3, Cardinals 2

A risky send from third won this one.

The Cubs’ six-game winning streak was broken by the Cardinals in the first game of this Wrigley series, but they came back and won the Saturday contest. It was the team’s 50th win of the year, bringing them to 50-46. They were now just one game behind the Brewers in the N.L. Central.

Would you have sent Kris Bryant?

The Cubs had just completed a wild comeback from a 2-0 deficit with a pair of hits in the bottom of the eighth, the second an RBI single by Bryant. Now he’s on first base with two out and Anthony Rizzo loops a ball into left-center field [VIDEO].

Gary Jones never hesitated sending Bryant around third. Obviously, the Cubs know Dexter Fowler’s arm well and decided to take a chance. Had Yadier Molina held on to the ball, it would have been a really close play. But he couldn’t, and Bryant scored what turned out to be the winning run in a pulsating 3-2 Cubs win over the Cardinals, perhaps the best game of 2017 and one that had …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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