Giants 5, Cubs 4: War of attrition

This game was going to end on the first pitching mistake, and so it did.

SAN FRANCISCO — You know, I think James Norwood is going to be a very good major-league relief pitcher. He throws hard, touches 97 and 98 consistently, locates well, has some good offspeed stuff… but seriously, there isn’t a much more difficult situation for him to be put in than a tie game in extra innings on the road. He did well for an inning-plus, then ran out of gas and Buster Posey singled in the winning run in the 13th inning, and the Cubs lost to the Giants 5-4.

Really, this game could have been over long before that had Mike Montgomery been able to handle a comebacker with two out and a runner on first in the first inning, down 1-0. Instead, Brandon Crawford reached on an infield hit, and two hits later, the Giants had a 4-0 lead.

Obviously, that wasn’t optimal. But the Cubs started chipping away in the third inning, thanks to Jason Heyward [VIDEO].

That ball: Crushed!

Barrel: Jason Heyward (9) [CHC] off Johnny Cueto [SF]: 103.9 mph, 29 degrees (Home …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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