Cubs: 3 oddities from Friday’s series opener against the Cardinals

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Cubs: Two errors in the same inning from two unlikely people

The seventh and eighth innings featured huge offensive frames that blew the game wide open. The Cubs got into St. Louis’ bullpen and never looked back.

The seventh inning also featured an error from the Cardinals’ nine-time Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina on a throw to third base to try and catch Hoerner napping that got by Nolan Arenado and led to a run with no outs.

This was Molina’s first error on the season. Hoerner’s alert base running ensured the Cubs capitalized on the Molina error and gave the North Siders the lead with their third run of the ball game. Good thing too because it doesn’t happen very often that the Cardinals backstop makes a mistake behind the plate.

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The eighth inning also gave us an error from the Cardinals’ eight-time Gold Glove third baseman that somewhat kickstarted the team’s big eighth inning. Arenado is tied with Scott Rolen for the third-most Gold Gloves by a third baseman in Major League history, trailing only Brooks Robinson (16) and Mike Schmidt (10). Even the best in the world can make a mistake. Funny that the errors from these two legends occurred in the same game in back-to-back innings.