Cubs 3, Nationals 2: Walkathon

That was… different.

The Cubs didn’t have any hits into the sixth inning Friday afternoon off Jeremy Hellickson, who absolutely wasn’t going to be the next guy to throw a no-hitter against them. But, Hellickson retired 17 straight Cubs after he walked Anthony Rizzo to lead off the game, and then fell completely apart, and eventually the Cubs won the game 3-2 after some very odd things happened.

But here, I’m getting way ahead of myself, so let’s go back to the beginning.

Kyle Hendricks had a shaky first inning, allowing two hits and a hit batter that eventually resulted in a 1-0 Nats lead. It might have been more if not for this fantastic grab [VIDEO] by David Bote.

David Bote, man. If he’s not hitting, he’s fielding. This guy is a keeper.

Hendricks struggled in the second as well, allowing two more hits and a run, and at that point had thrown 38 pitches, which isn’t optimal. And he was throwing strikes, it’s not that long counts were ruining his day, but the Nats were fouling off a lot of pitches.

And Hellickson kept retiring Cubs, even after he walked Rizzo leading …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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