My God, I love this team. I mean I really, really love this team.
Okay, so with that out of the way, let’s talk about another fun Cubs win over the Nationals.
Cubs reliever Adam Warren picked up his third (!) win of the season as the Cubs came back multiple times and beat the Nationals 7-5. Nationals southpaw Gio Gonzalez went 5 2/3 innings, giving up five runs, while Hammel went five innings, giving up three earned runs on four hits, while striking out three and walking four batters.
Dexter Fowler continued his hot streak, hitting an RBI triple in the 3rd and added an infield single in the 5th.
Anthony Rizzo stayed hot, going 2-4 with 2 runs and a walk.
Addison Russell drove in a Anthony Rizzo in the bottom of the 6th with an RBI single, making the score 4-3. But then Ryan Kalish delivered a pinch-hit 2-RBI single with the bases loaded to give the Cubs a 5-4 lead.
Ben Revere opened the top of the 7th with a triple into the right field corner. Adam Warren intentionally walked Bryce Harper, but Ryan Zimmerman beat out what looked to be an inning ending double play groundball to tie it up at 5.
Then in the bottom of the 7th, Addison Russell hit a bases loaded double off the glove of Bryce Harper in right that scored Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo to give the Cubs a 7-5 lead. The ball landed foul, but because it grazed Harper’s glove in fair territory, it was ruled a fair ball.
Pedro Strop was straight filthy in the top of the 8th, striking out the side.
Ben Zobrist drove in his 9th RBI of the series (yes, we said NINTH RBI IN THE SERIES) in the bottom of the 8th with a bases loaded single making it 8-5 Cubs.
The Cubs will go for the sweep tomorrow with Jake Arrieta on the mound. With a win, he’ll be a ridiculous 7-0.
Currently the Cubs are 23-6 and lead the Pittsburgh Pirates by 8 games in the NL Central.
Things could not be going any better for the Cubs. I’ll say it again. I freaking love this team.