John Baker faces Aroldis Chapman, draws walk, is very excited.
7.10.14 -A couple of ‘firsts’ for Cub rookies Kyle Hendricks and Arismendy Alcantara. Hendricks strikes out Chris Heisey, while Alcantara hits a two run double off of Homer Bailey.
6.30.14 - Jake Arrieta exits the game after Stephen Drew breaks up his bid for a no-hitter in the eighth and receives a standing ovation from the Fenway crowd.
Arrieta’s line: 7.2 IP, 10Ks, 1BB, 1H, 0R.
Such elegant form.
6.28.14 - Dallas Beeler makes his Major League debut in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Nationals and goes six innings, allowing just one run while fanning six (And gets his first career hit in the process!)
10.7.03, Game 1 of the 2003 NLCS - With the Cubs trailing by two and down to their final out, Sammy Sosa launches a two run homer that ties the game and sends Wrigley into a frenzy.
"And the 1-1…Sammy drives one! Get out the tape measure…LONG GONE! I don’t believe it!" -Pat Hughes
6.24.14 - Jake Arrieta flirts with a perfect game through six innings, but gives up a leadoff single to Billy Hamilton in the seventh.
After allowing two runs to score, Arrieta gets his ninth strikeout of the night to end the inning and the Cubs go on to win 7 - 3.
Cubs pitchers have hurled 13 no-hitters since the franchise’s inception in 1876, but the club has only been involved in one perfect game and has never thrown one.