Saturday, February 8, 2014

Spos take 2 of 3 from Cubbies…Krukow tosses 1 hitter in finale.

Expos 1, Cubs 0 (11 inn)
Reuschel vs Grimsley

Jerry_White“The White Stuff…”

It took 11 innings to get a decision as Reuschel (9 IP) and Grimsley (8.1 IP) hooked up in a good ole fashioned pitcher's duel.  Ray Burris was brought on to pitch the 10th and did a great job getting out of trouble.  Woodie Fryman did the same for the Expos.  Tony Perez led off the home half of the 11th with a double.  Kid Carter took one in the ribs to put runners on 1st and 2nd.  Larry Parrish made a productive out by grounding weakly to second to advance the runners to 90 feet for Chris Speier, who lined out to Bucker at first.  With 2 out pinch hitter Jerry White smashed a single through the originator to score Perez and win the game for the Spos.  Fryman was credited with the win and Burris got hung with the loss.

Expos 6, Cubs 3
McGlothen vs Rogers

“Rogers and Hammertime”Tony_Perez

Dave Kingman's RBI single in the top of the 8th gave the Cubbies a 3-2 lead, which wouldn't last long.  Montreal exploded for 4 unanswered runs in the bottom of the inning to double up the Cubs 6-3.  Steve Rogers, who looked for a time to be the hard luck loser persevered and got the complete game victory.  Reliever Donnie Moore, responsible for the 4 run eight, took the loss.  Back to back RBI doubles by Tony Perez and Ellis Valentine knocked in 3 of those 4 runs.  Kid Carter had a perfect day at the plate going 2 for 2 with 2 walks and a homer.

Cubs 4, Expos 0
Krukow vs B.Lee

Mike_Krukow“1 is the loneliest number…”

A two out double by "the Hawk", Andre Dawson, broke up Mike Krukow's no hit bid.  Dawson's two bagger did not phase the Polish Prince one bit.  Krukow didn't miss a beat and went the distance for a one hitter as he fanned 9.  Cub leadoff man Ivan DeJesus (3-5) was on base all day.  Billy Bucker hit his second homer of the young season with 2 out in the top of the first to start the scoring.  The Spaceman, Bill Lee started shaky giving up a solo run in each of the first 3 innings before setting down.

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