Cubs go up 7, give up 7 in wild game vs Phillies
The Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies battled in a game with zero playoff implications basically. Well, the Cubs dropped an ugly seven spot in the third inning, with Matt Duffy capping it off with a three-run home run. All looked right as the Cubs chased JD Hammer, who pitched just a third of an inning and gave up five runs in a bullpen game.
Cubs sent 12 men to the plate, scored seven runs. Phillies walked three, hit a batter, gave up three singles, a double and a three-run homer.
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) September 16, 2021
The Cubs started Kyle Hendricks, and through three innings he was dominating. That was until an absurd fourth inning where the Phillies dropped a seven spot.
Joe Girardi's scrappy band of brawlers have come back with seven runs in the fourth inning to tie this juego
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) September 17, 2021
The Phillies sent 12 batters to the player and scored seven runs, chasing Hendricks out of the game after 3.2 innings in an absolutely wild evening in Philadelphia.
Usually when a team is up by seven runs, they are in good shape and can cruise to the finish line. But, that isn’t the case as the Phillies stormed back, and this has been a wild affair.
So, in conclusion, the Cubs score seven in one inning, and then the Phillies answered with seven runs in one inning, and what a headache for the official scorekeeper dealing with all the pitchers they will use in this game. Oh, and all of that was in just four innings.