Bonus gif! Anthony Rizzo is much delighted by Welington’s homer.
After the Cubs bullpen blew a 3-1 lead in the 9th, Welington Castillo steps it up two innings later and hits a three run dinger to give the Cubs a 6-3 edge and the victory over the Cardinals.
With Rizzo on first, Mike Olt sends an off-speed pitch into the left field basket. Immediately following him though, Junior Lake deposits Wandy Rodriguez’s pitch over the bleachers and into Waveland Avenue to give the Cubs a 4-1 lead.
Cubs even series against the Bucs with a 7-5 victory.
Jason Hammel makes his Cubs debut and does not fail to impress, throwing 6 2/3s innings while allowing only one run.
The Cubs go on to win their first game of 2014, 3-2 and are scheduled to face the Phillies for the first game in Wrigley’s 100th year.
Junior Lake puts on wrong uni, realizes his mistake.
Pedro Strop and John Baker decide to Cub, run into each other attempting to field popup (Strop records the out, though.)
Third baseman Mike Olt knocks in his first Big League home run off Wandy Rodriguez.
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