The Chicago Cubs ride Jake Arrieta‘s scoreless streak at Wrigley Field to a 6-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.
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It’s almost become unfair when Jake Arrieta takes the mound for theChicago Cubs
at Wrigley Field. The last time he allowed a run or took a loss at home? It was Cole Hamel’s no-hitter last season. Some of us panicked at that time. Needless to say, the Cubs and Arrieta only got better from that point. Arrieta went eight innings allowing five hits and striking out eight to begin the year 3-0.
Even with the wind blowing in off the lake, Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler and Dexter Fowler all found the seats as the Cubs went back-to-back in the fourth while Fowler added his insurance blast in the seventh. The Cubs will close out their series with the Rockies today as Jon Lester takes the mound.
April 17 is National Bat Appreciation Day. Not the ones our favorite players swing, but the ones that patrol your garden, freak you out in caves or fight with the Man of Steel. But maybe, just maybe we need an addendum to make it “Bat flip appreciation day”. Yes, yes we should.
Also, be sure to check out the behind the back bunt. If you’ve ever stood in the box as a baseball player against a fast-pitch softball player, you’ll know this isn’t a simple parlor trick. This girl is for real.
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