Saturday, April 29, 2017

Cubs Deliver A 'Knuckle' Sandwich To Red Sox, Fall, 7-4

(AP Photo)
The Red Sox led 3-0 and 4-2 in today's game, then the Chicago Cubs figured out Steven Wright's knuckle ball. Aggressively swinging at first pitch floaters, Cub hitters started going deep in an eventual 7-4 win over the Red Sox. The Boston bullpen—which for some unknown reason is considered "good"—was painfully lousy today, giving up two runs, three hits and two walks in just 2.2 innings. One bright spot was Andrew Benintendi's second HR in as many days. However, this was a game that a contending team wins—and wins easily. The Red Sox are not such a team. Pure and simple.