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Bill Roper's Journal
Another Rainy Evening at Wrigley 
8th-Jul-2015 11:31 pm
I had tickets for tonight's Cubs/Cards game down at Wrigley, so I headed down (a bit later than usual) and arrived about 20 minutes before the first pitch. I'd forgotten to grab my bottle of soda as I hurried out the door and I wasn't particularly hungry, so I just settled into my seat to watch the game.

The Cardinals jumped out to a 4-0 lead on a collection of dinks and dunks for the first two runs, followed by the rarity of back-to-back triples for the next two runs. This didn't last.

The Cubs scored twice, then three more times on a bases-loaded double that somehow resulted in Molina being thrown out of the game. I'm still not sure why.

The Cardinals wriggled out of a jam in the eighth, so it was 5-4 Cubs going to the top of the ninth. Two outs were quickly recorded, but then Carpenter drew a walk, and Peralta hit a two-strike liner into the left field bleachers to give the Cards a 6-5 lead.

The Cards then retired the first two batters in the bottom of the ninth on a couple of nice defensive plays, Rosenthal gave up a two-out double to Russell, but then struck out Fowler to end the game.

It rained pretty much from the second inning on. There was a bit of heavier rain at the beginning, but it then settled down to a playable, if constant, mist. Personally, I suspect the early rain knocked a possible Peralta homer down to a fly to the wall, but how would you know?

Mist, however, didn't seem to keep the last ball he hit in the park...
9th-Jul-2015 01:06 pm (UTC)
I had the game on, and they said that Molina and Matheney were disputing balls and strikes, specifically about the two pitches *before* the double.
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