2017 Cubs victories revisited, July 29: Cubs 2, Brewers 1

It took extra innings and a J-Hey homer for the Cubs to even up this series.

The Cubs went back to 1½ games ahead of the Brewers in the N.L. Central with this extra-inning win. Their record was 55-48 and they were 12-3 since the All-Star break.

The usual phrase for a game like this is “an old-fashioned pitchers’ duel,” but to me, that calls up the notion of pitchers like Fergie Jenkins and Bob Gibson both throwing into extra innings, as they did on Opening Day 1971.

In this one, though, neither starting pitcher recorded more than 15 outs and all told, 14 pitchers threw, seven for both the Cubs and Brewers. After all that, it took this home run [VIDEO] from Jason Heyward for the Cubs to pull out a hard-fought 2-1, 11-inning win:

That was the Cubs’ only extra-base hit of the night, and one of just three hits had by anyone other than Kris Bryant, who had three singles. There had been some mention of Heyward’s slump in the comments to Friday’s recap, and in fact coming into that 11th-inning at-bat, Heyward was in a 1-for-21 skid. Of course, …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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