The Willson Contreras Game

Willson Contreras, a name that if you heard three years ago most people wouldn’t know. Fast forward to today, he was a one man wrecking crew. Just like he has been since the All-Star break.

The game started with two rain delays and the Diamondbacks came out swinging first. After 5.5 innings the Cubs trailed 6-1. Jose Quintana had his first bad outing. Allowing three home runs and six earned runs. Willson started of his day with a solo homer in the second inning. He wasn’t done there. In the 6th inning, he blasted his second homer. A three-run dinger to get the Cubs within a run. In the 7th, bases loaded, two outs, can you guess who was up to bat? If you guess Contreras, give yourself a pat on the back. He sent a single up the middle and gave the Cubs a 7-6 lead. His sixth RBI of the day, a career high for him.

The lead didn’t last that long as Justin Wilson, the newly acquired player, struggled. He loaded the bases with no outs.  Wilson did a good job of getting out of the inning, with a little help from Happ who had a great catch in centerfield, and only allowed two runs to scored. The Diamondbacks lead 8-7 after 7 innings.

We all know the Cubs, they don’t give up and they didn’t. Heyward walked, Baez, walked and then Jon Jay, who has been one of the most clutch player all year, hit a RBI single to score Heyward. Tie game 8-8! Wade Davis comes out to pitch the 9th and just as soon as he comes out another rain delay! The third one of the day.

You have to think the rain delay might of thrown off Wade Davis. He allowed 2 homers in the 9th inning. Despite Contreras having the best game of his life, the Cubs lost 10-8.

What’s Next? 

The Cubs lost their first series after the All-Star break and now get another tough series. They face off against the Washington Nationals, a potential playoff series this year. The Cubs drop to 57-50 on the season and their lead over the Brewers is now 1.5 games. First pitch tomorrow is at 1:20 PM.

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