The simCubs took it on the road and 10-4, good buddy, they came away with a victory.
Jason Heyward, Kris Bryant, Jason Kipnis, and Javier Baez swatted deep flies and gave Jesus Luzardo his eighth win after Jon Lester faltered in search of his 11th for the second start in a row. Dan Winkler and Brad Wieck finished up as the home team was held scoreless after surging to an early lead, and Anthony DeSclafani wasn’t much better than Jon, surrendering three bombs, including Kipnis’ clout that left the building.
Thank you, Jason. Thank you very much.
Tyler Mahle will face Tyler Chatwood, Tippecanoe, and Tyler too, today in Simcinnati. Al will have more about the game in the game post at 2:30 p.m. CT, and then I’ll post the actual URL to the stream at 3 p.m. CT. Or you can catch the game at the BCB Media Center and also catch past games and game videos, if you want the full #simCubs experience.
... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a lighthearted Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review hand-picked scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history*.
Today in baseball history:
- 1894 - The Chicago Colts score five runs in the top of the 9th to take the lead over Baltimore, but the National League leaders respond with three runs in the bottom of the inning to claim an 11 - 10 win. (3)
- 1905 - Chicago Cubs rookie right-hander Ed Reulbach wins an 18-inning marathon duel with the Cards’ Jack Taylor, 2 - 1, in St. Louis. First baseman Frank Chance has 27 putouts and two assists for Chicago. (3)
- 1910 - In eight innings in the field at Pittsburgh, Cubs 1B Solly Hofman sets a National League record with no putouts. His only assist opportunity is fumbled for an error as Chicago loses, 6 - 5. (3)
- 1915 - With two outs in the bottom of the 9th, Heinie Zimmerman swipes home to give Chicago a 14 - 13 win over the visiting Cardinals. St. Louis goes ahead, 13 - 10, but the Cubs score four in the 9th, highlighted by a two-run pinch double by Zimmerman.
- 1948 - Salisbury Cardinals manager Gene Corbett, previously tossed from the game, instructs batboy Paul Murrell to tell the umpire to “get in the game and keep your eyes open.” After relaying the message, the 13-year-old also gets ejected from the Class D Eastern Shore League contest. (1)
- 1972 - Culminating a long battle to reach pro baseball, Bernice Gera umpires the first game of a doubleheader between Auburn and Geneva (New York-Penn League). Several disputes take place and she ejects the Auburn manager, Nolan Campbell. Gera resigns before the second game, leaving in tears, saying resentment from the other umps was a factor in her decision. She will later work in the Mets’ public relations department. (3)
- Cubs birthdays: Jake Stenzel, Jack Katoll, Bill Hanlon, Rollie Hemsley, Ken Reitz, Doug Jones.
- (1) — The National Pastime.
- (2) — Today in Baseball History.
- (3) — Baseball Reference.
- (4) — Society for American Baseball Research.
- (5) — Baseball Hall of Fame.
- (6) — This Day in Chicago Cubs history.
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