Cubs Stage Wild Comeback vs BravesBrian Snow April 14, 2018 0 COMMENTS
CHICAGO – What in the WORLD happened at Wrigley Field?
You would think with a 10-2 lead the Braves had it in the bag – except the bag burst wide open in the 8th inning as the Chicago Cubs completed an incredible comeback from eight runs down to win 14-10 on a very dreary Saturday afternoon.
The bottom of the 8th inning was the story for the Cubs.
Trailing 10-5 coming into the inning, it started with Jason Heyward being hit by a pitch and then Kyle Schwarber struck out.
Pinch hitter Tommy La Stella then singled on a line drive to put runners at first and second.
The Braves then made a pitching change as Jose Ramirez came in for Luke Jackson and struck out Efren Navarro. Seemed like normalcy was about to come in.
Except one little thing – that final out.
Kris Bryant was hit by a pitch to load the bases then Wilson Contreras put down a soft single to bring a run and keep the bases loaded. Ben Zobrist drew a bases loaded walk to make the game 10-7.
After a visit to the mound by the Braves, Javier Baez whacked a bases clearing double to tie the game at 10.
And the merry-go-round Still wasn’t finished.
After an intentional walk to Addison Russell, Sam Freeman was brought in from the Atlanta bullpen to try and put out the fire.
But alas it continued with a walk to Jason Heyward to load the bases, a walk to Kyle Schwarber to give the Cubs the lead and Tommy La Stella to extend the lead to two runs.
After another pitching change, a wild pitch and a throwing error gave the Cubs two more runs and closed the scoring.
And there you have it. NINE RUNS in the eighth inning and only three hits in the inning.
The Cubs are now 7-7 on the year while the Braves drop to 8-6.
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