Cubs Bludgeon Seattle 11-0
The Mariners lost their fourth straight game in another big blow out. Three of the four losses saw Seattle outscored by double digits, vs. Texas 15-1 and 14-1 and today 11-0. It was a bad offensive showing, and the defense didn’t do themselves any favors either. Here’s how it happened…
A quiet first inning for both teams, but on the first pitch of the second Javier Baez crushed a ball 430 feet to give Chicago a 1-0 lead.
The Cubs loaded the bases after Baez’s home run. Jason Heyward hit a pitch right back to Marco Gonzales, but he couldn’t quite get a glove to it and a run scored. 2-0 Cubs.
The next batter, Ben Zobrist, walked with the loaded bases to force in a run. 3-0 Cubs.
Two batters later, Kris Bryant walked with the bases still loaded. Another run in. 4-0 Cubs.
The next batter, Anthony Rizzo, hit a sacrifice fly to center scoring Heyward. 5-0 Cubs.
Javier Baez brought the Cubs order around when he returned to the plate and shot an RBI double past third baseman Ryon Healy. 6-0 Cubs.
The top of the second finally ended after Scott Servais pulled Gonzales and Chasen Bradford got the final out. Cubs scored six runs on five hits, an error and three walks.
In the third, Bradford gave up his first run on a sacrifice fly from Zobrist. 7-0 Cubs.
Top of the fourth, Rizzo hit a solo home run to push the Cub lead to 8-0.
Two batters later, Wilson Contreras destroyed a baseball into the upper deck in left field. 9-0 Cubs.
The Cubs were held off the board until the top of the ninth where they scored a pair of runs, both of sacrifice fly balls. The first came from Contreras. 10-0 Cubs.
The next batter, Kyle Schwarber, hit his own sac-fly to score the Cubs final run. 11-0 Cubs.
The game mercifully came to an end when Dylan Moore struck out. Cubs win 11-0.
Winning Pitcher, (2-1) Jon Lester: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 8 K, 1 BB
Losing Pitcher, (5-1) Marco Gonzales: 1.2 IP, 6 R (3 ER), 2 K, 3 BB
Overall, it was just not a good game for the Mariners. The pitching from Gonzales was not terrible, but he gave up three walks (two that forced in a run with the bases loaded) and he only had three earned runs because of a Domingo Santana error in the second inning.
The Mariners will travel to Cleveland and start a three-game series with the Indians on Friday. The next 10 games for Seattle will be on the road: three in Cleveland, four against the New York Yankees and three against the Boston Red Sox.
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