Cubs 3, Pirates 1: A Happ-enstance

Ian Happ made three amazing catches to help win this one.

Normally, the phrase “Ian Happ‘s outstanding defense” isn’t a phrase you would have expected used anywhere in a game recap here, much less leading off the game story.

But that’s exactly what won the game for the Cubs Friday afternoon, 3-1 over the Pirates. Happ made three incredible catches, one seemingly better than the next, and ending the game with a diving catch off a sinking fly ball hit by Josh Harrison.

And of course you want to see that one again (or maybe for the first time!) [VIDEO].

There was a runner on third with two out at the time of that grab. If that ball gets by Happ, a run scores and Harrison probably winds up on third.

That’s how the game ended. Now let’s rewind to the beginning.

Mike Montgomery gave up two singles leading off the game. That’s as many hits as he allowed in each of his last two starts — in the entire start. Not an auspicious beginning to this one, and a run scored on a sacrifice fly.

But the Cubs came back to take the lead in the …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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