St. Louis Cardinals: Grichuk Walks-Off Cubs – Tweets of the Game
Randal Grichuk sent St. Louis Cardinals’ fans home happy on Monday night with his walk-off home run against the Cubs. Twitter told the story of the Cardinals’ exciting win over their arch-rivals.
Before Randal Grichuk hit the home run that beat the Cubs in the bottom of the ninth inning, John Lackey was dominating the St. Louis Cardinals’ lineup.
From the first inning to the seventh inning, Lackey tamed the Redbird offense, except for a sacrifice fly by Aledmys Diaz in the third inning that made it 1-0 Cardinals.
It was one of those nights where it seemed like the Cardinals’ offense was going to drop the ball yet again, much like their hockey friends did down the street. Lackey was simply dominating the Cardinals and making it look like he was a completely new pitcher.
Many fans on both sides questioned home-plate umpire, Manny Gonzalez’s strike-zone throughout the game
The Cubs’ bats came alive against Adam Wainwright in the fourth and fifth inning, as they pushed across three runs making it a 3-1 game.
Until the seventh inning, the Cubs lead stayed steady and John Lackey seemed to have the Cardinals on their heels. Matt Adams then stepped up to the plate as a pinch-hitter and smashed a two-run home run to center field off of Lackey. This home run scored Yadier Molina and tied the game at three.
With Wainwright now out of the game, the Cubs threatened to score in the top of the ninth inning. With runners at first and third, Anthony Rizzo stepped up in hopes of driving home the go-ahead run. Rizzo proceeded to hit a soft line drive to third baseman, Matt Carpenter, who tagged third for the unassisted double-play and the final out of the inning after Dexter Fowler had left for home.
For Cardinals’ fans, the game only got better from there. After Brandon Moss and Yadier Molina went down at the hands of Adam Warren, Randal Grichuk launched an opposite field home run into the Cardinals’ bullpen to give the Redbirds a 4-3 win.
In the post game, Grichuk got a Gatorade bath, Matheny had nothing but good things to say and Cardinals’ fans got to go home happy.
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The Cardinals and Cubs are set to face off Tuesday night at 6:10pm. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.
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