What's up corncobs? This recap is coming to you live from Busch Stadium, on VEB Day 2017!
The first inning was not great. Carlos Martinez struggled, giving up a bunch of dumb ground ball sin7gles and there was an error somewhere. I was getting my hot dog at the time. When I came back it was 2-0, so not a great start.
Not to worry, we got one back in the bottom of the inning. Matt Carpenter had a little excuse me check swing that, after a throwing error to first, landed him at second base. For some real stupid reason, Tommy Pham bunted him over. Paul DeJong drew a walk, and Dexter Fowler had a base hit to score Carpenter, bringing the score to 2-1.
By the way, the weather was DELIGHTFUL.
Then, in the second inning, Randal Grichuk hit a home run! I called it about 45 seconds before it happened and that was very cool! 2-2 tie, brand new ball game!
More good stuff in the fourths. Wong was hit by a pitch and Grichuk hit a bloop double to bring it to runners on second and third, no one out. Cue Greg Garcia. Ground out, but he scored Wong. 3-2 cardinals! Then noted hitter El Gallo got a base hit to score grichuk! Yea! That's not all! Carpenter was hit by a pitch and pham singled and suddenly it was 5-2!
Could this happen? Could we actually win eight in a row? I don't know! I'm still waiting to find out!
Brandon Phillips hit a home run. This was after Gabe told me to bench him in my fantasy league. Super lame. Luckily it was a solo shot. Still 5-3 and we continue.
Some more things happened, nachos were spilled, rings were worn, Dejong hit a solo home run. Then it was 6-3.
Tyler Lyons... SPLOOSH
Trevor Rosenthal, not great but it was fine because in the end, we won 6-5. Hooray!
Oh yeah, and also the Cubs lost! So we're tied for first place! WHAT